The headjoint and embouchure hole are considered the most important parts of the flute since they enable the flutist to produce and control the sound. With Sankyo headjoints, both edges of the embouchure have been slightly rounded and the plate height and embouchure have been altered to allow for a larger and richer variety of tones.
Sankyo offers several types of headjoints to suit the preference of different flutists. The price of each flute includes the headjoint style of the player's choice.
RT: A modified version of the original Sankyo wave-style lip plate design, the RT style is characterized by a full, dark, strong tone with impressive clarity and secure response. The RT style provides the freedom to achieve a very solid, powerful sound with an endless capacity for the airstream.
ST: Featuring a rich variety of tone colors, the ST styles is warm and expressive. The depth of sound is exceptional, allowing for spin ad projection with smooth fluidity.
FT: This style is known for its alanced resonance, providing consistency between the registers. The FT style is responsive and reliable with crisp and clean articulation.