Traditional. Produces a focused sound that is rich and powerful. The traditional style is slightly more resistant than the wave, but lends itself to a colorful tone that is consistent through each register.
Wave. Quick response, stability, and control make the wave style headjoint a versatile option. This headjoint projects and also allows for a wide dynamic range and clear articulation.
Grenadilla. The grandfather of tonewoods, grenadilla is the most prevalent wood in musical instrument making. It has a strong, focused, and centered sound.
Cocus. Also called Jamaican ebony, cocus wood possesses a wide range of tonal colors. Subtle overtones give a unique lift to the sound of instruments crafted from this exceptional tonewood.
High G# Facilitator:
The high G# facilitator creates ideal venting for this tricky third octave note, providing stability and improved pitch. This eliminates the need to use two righthand fingers to assist in the production of a high G#, and is automatically activated when the player fingers the note.
The addition of a High G# facilitator is available on 401 and 501 models.