What makes a TJ10x ‘The Best Student Flute’:
A Game-Changing 925 Silver Lip Plate and Riser:
The 10x flute has a specially shaped lip plate & riser that gives the new, or returning player, the benefit of having an immediate & free blowing sound, especially in the lower tonal range. Plus, the ‘925’ silver delivers a warmer sound and an extended range of tonal possibilities.
The lower notes are notoriously hard for the new player as it involves most if not all keys being depressed, so the air stream is at times, is right down at the bottom end of the flute. This ‘Shaped’ lip – unique to the TJ 10x – opens up the lower register and gives a huge advantage over other student flutes because it’s not only easier to play in general, but it’s actually easier to get a great tone too.
You can be confident that you will not find a better sounding, or easier playing student flute.
A 925 Silver Lip Riser to help build ‘your’ sound:
The 925 silver lip plate /riser on the Trevor James 10x flute is an alloy that consists of 92.5% pure silver with a small portion of copper and other metals added in order to harden the material for use in flute making. The specific character of 925 silver makes it an ideal metal for flute making and is used by both manufacturers of professional student flutes. The use of 925 silver for a flute player offers a colourful, flexible and resonant sound with a deeper timbre and wider available tonal range compared to the standard silver-plated only lip and riser headjoint as used on other student flute models. It’s unusual for a first, entry level flute to have a 925 silver lip plate and riser due to the extra cost of the additional precious metal content, however as flute specialists, Trevor James flutes understand the need to invest positively in your ‘first’ flute as it is your ‘sound’ – and the headjoint in particular – which is the single most important factor in your development and future progression as a musician. Adding a 925 silver lip plate and riser demonstrates our desire to give you the tools to unlock and develop ‘your’ very own, unique flute sound.
Professional Pads for a guaranteed consistency of performance:
Your new TJ10x Flute benefits from the same high-quality Italian ‘Pisoni’ pads that are usually the preserve of much more exclusive and expensive flutes.
Using such high-end pads, and ensuring they are seated correctly in the key ‘cups’, guarantees that sound production is more immediate when each key is depressed. If there is an air leak or gap between the pad and the tone hole, the note will not sound correctly, and all your effort will have been in vain.
Plus, ‘Pisoni’ pads have a significantly longer life span than the inferior pads often found on student instruments, which translates into a better, more reliable tone for a much longer period.
A Resonant Core of Tonal Quality:
Trevor James Flutes use Japanese tubing which is known for both its structural integrity and resonant quality. Generally, only used by the premium, professional Japanese flute brands (because of its much higher cost), this tubing forms the very core of each TJ flute, and along with the headjoint, explains why the 10x flute is regarded as the best sounding student flute available.
Silver-plated beauty, that will last:
You can be safe in the knowledge that each unlike other student flutes, the 10x has a triple plated finish on its tubing.
Needing to ensure that the de-plating often associated with lower-cost flutes was never an issue, we developed our own method coating 10x flutes. After much research we discovered that by copper-plating the nickel tubing first, the subsequent two (yes two!) layers of silver-plate are rock solid, giving you the most durable finish of any student flute.
Setup and Checked. Ready for you to play straight out the case.
Imagine getting to your first lesson with your new flute only to be told by your teacher that the instrument is has poorly seated pads, or an air leak or keywork that needs adjusting. That is not going to help you learn and will require a possibly costly and time-consuming trip to a specialist store to be fixed.
We believe it’s essential that each and every TJ flute – especially the 10x student flute – goes through our exhaustive and unique UK technical quality control procedure. Each flute is set-up by one of our team of UK based flute specialist technicians at our headquarters in Lenham, Kent.
So, when you turn up to your first, second, tenth and fiftieth lesson, your flute will be good to go.
We do not make instruments for anyone else.
It’s very common in the manufacturing world, and especially so at the student-end of the market, for many different brands to be made by the same factories, using the same parts, but with a different label applied at the end.
But Trevor James flutes are very different. Our workshops in Taiwan make only TJ flutes and our components have been specially selected by us from all over the world – flute tubing from Japan, springs from France, screws from the USA, pads from Italy, and of course, finishing and final setups in England.
So, you can be sure that your Trevor James 10x flute has been designed, built and delivered with a global vision to create the best possible student instrument.
TJ10x Flutes are 3 x Winners of the MIA’s “UK’s Best Woodwind Instrument” Award
- Straight silver-plated headjoint
- ‘925’ Silver Lip Plate and Riser
- Specially shaped TJ Lip Plate and Riser
- Triple-layer coating: Two layers of Silver-plating on Copper Coated body tube
- Silver-plated ’Y’ arm mechanism,
- E Mechanism,
- C Foot.
- Drawn tone holes,
- A+442 pitch,
- Wooden case,
- Fleece-lined case cover with shoulder strap