Think you know Gemeinhardt? Guess again! Gemeinhardt has completely reinvented itself.
If you haven't played a brand new Gemeinhardt this year, try one! After a stagnant decade of being owned by investment bankers, Gemeinhardt is back in the hands of flute experts! They have completely redesigned their flutes and they are better than ever. The world's most popular brand of flutes once again receives a recommendation from Rich Lupo Flutes and Piccolos.
*The components of a Gemeinhardt flute are made in the USA. The headjoint, body, footjoint, and keys are made in Elkhart, Indiana USA. The parts are sent to Gemeinhardt's parent company overseas where they are assembled, then sent back to Elkhart for testing and adjustments then a final playtest and quality control. Gemeinhardt says they can make the parts better in their own USA shop than anywhere else. Virtually all other brands do it different, having their parts made in China then shipped to America for assembly. American-Made parts are stronger and higher quality, and create jobs for Americans! BooYeah!
Gemeinhardt, Brio, and Roy Seaman piccolos are completely made and assembled in the USA, and Gemeinhardt Handmade flutes are completely handmade and assembled in the USA.
Rich Lupo Flutes and Piccolos is a fully licensed flute repair and sales company founded in 2003. Rich Lupo, founder, is internationally respected as an expert on flute repair. Along with being a flute repairman, Rich Lupo leads an active life as a professional flutist and has performed in professional bands and orchestras, as well as solo recitals. Formerly, Rich served as principal second flute and piccolo in the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. He holds a degree in Flute Performance from Bradley University. As a flute repairer and flute seller, he has worked with flutists on every continent.
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