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SANKYO FLUTES

An obsession with sound is the driving force behind Sankyo. Founded by three men from humble beginnings, Kikuo Hisakura, Hideo Takei and Taichi Oki relentlessly pursued their vision of building handmade flutes not as simply a manufacturing process or science, but to elevate flute-making to an art. They wanted to capture a sound that inspires and fulfills.

When Hisakura, Takei and Oki formed their own company in 1968, they were motivated by their passion to express their technical expertise and more importantly, their artistry. They invested in their shared dream and built the first Sankyo flutes in a garage. While our founders worked tirelessly to grow their new company, they had not imagined that Sankyo would evolve into the international success of today.

Kikuo Hisakura’s prior career managing another flute company’s production had established his reputation as a “genius” of flute-making. He designed almost all of the Sankyo mechanical systems, scale and headjoints as well as many specialized tools and equipment. Kikuo Hisakura was a visionary from the beginning through his passing in 2009. We honor him by keeping his pioneering spirit alive.

A great example of this is found in Hisakura’s son, Yutaka. Yutaka Hisakura started to learn about craftsmanship from his father when he was a young boy, and he is now our current President of Sankyo. While his official role is to manage the company, he can still often be found in the production section doing what he enjoys most: building flutes.

Hideo Takei managed the company in the beginning and contributed greatly to the finishing aspects of manufacturing, such as pad design development and expertise in padding technique. Although he is now long retired, Mr. Takei still visits the factory almost every day. Taichi Oki went on to establish his own company specializing in the polishing of small parts.

The Sankyo name can be divided into two Japanese words: SAN+KYO, where SAN means “three” and KYO means “hibiki” which translates to “sound.” Thus, the “three sounds” is our foundation and represents our three founders and their pursuit of the essence of music: the intangible connections between craftsman–musician–audience.

Our flutes hold a secret within their walls. The extraordinary sound of a flute we craft will come to life when it is played and loved by someone who matches it. That special connection of flute and flutist is what we seek. This is the pride of Sankyo Flutes.

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SANKYO AF 101 Alto Flute

The Sankyo AF101 Alto Flute incorporates a silver plated straight headjoint with silver lip/riser and silver plated body tubing / mechanism. This series brings all the qualities of this long respected Japanese flute maker into a range of of handmade ..

6,900.00€ Ex Tax: 5,702.48€

SANKYO AF 101C Alto Flute

The Sankyo AF 101C Alto Flute incorporates a silver plated curved headjoint with silver lip/riser and silver plated body tubing / mechanism. This series brings all the qualities of this long respected Japanese flute maker into a range of of handmade ..

7,500.00€ Ex Tax: 6,198.35€

SANKYO AF 201C Alto Flute

The Sankyo AF201 Alto Flute series brings all the qualities of this long respected Japanese flute maker into a range of of handmade solid silver headjoint / silver plated body alto flutes.At the heart of Sankyo’s company, is the essence of beauty wit..

9,100.00€ Ex Tax: 7,520.66€

SANKYO BF 101 Alto Flute

The Sankyo BF 101 Bass Flute incorporates a silver plated straight headjoint with silver lip/riser and silver plated body tubing / mechanism. This series brings all the qualities of this long respected Japanese flute maker into a range of of handmade..

15,100.00€ Ex Tax: 12,479.34€

SANKYO 10k-2 BE Gold Flute

The Sankyo 10K-2 is a handmade flute with 10k gold headjoint and body tubing with sterling silver mechanism.Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 10k white gold springs0.33mm wall ..

19,999.00€ Ex Tax: 16,528.10€

SANKYO CF-201 Flute

The Sankyo 201 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint. Silver plated body and keys. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. NEL.  In line. French style pointed tonearms. C-foot. Wooden cleaning rod and ca..

2,159.00€ Ex Tax: 1,784.30€

SANKYO CF-201 RBE Flute

The Sankyo 201 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint. Silver plated body and keys. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. B-foot. Wooden cleaning rod and..

2,699.00€ Ex Tax: 2,230.58€

SANKYO CF-201-RCE ETUDE Flute

The Sankyo 201 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint. Silver plated body and keys. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. C-foot. Wooden cleaning rod and..

2,499.00€ Ex Tax: 2,065.29€

SANKYO CF-301 Flute

The Sankyo 301 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint and body. Silver plated keys. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. NEL.  In line. French style pointed tonearms. 0.38mm standard wall thickness. C-..

3,699.00€ Ex Tax: 3,057.02€

SANKYO CF-301 Flute RBE

The Sankyo 301 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint and body, Silver plated key mechanism.  Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 0.38mm standard wall ..

4,399.00€ Ex Tax: 3,635.54€

SANKYO CF-301 RCE Flute

The Sankyo 301 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint and body, Silver plated key mechanism.  Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 0.38mm standard wall ..

3,999.00€ Ex Tax: 3,304.96€

SANKYO CF-401 Flute

The Sankyo 401 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint, body and mechanism.Drawn toneholes. Open holes. NEL.  In line. French style pointed tonearms. 0.38mm standard wall thickness. C-foot. Wooden cl..

4,699.00€ Ex Tax: 3,883.47€

SANKYO CF-401 RBE Flute

The Sankyo 401 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint, body and mechanism. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 0.38mm standard wall thickness. B-foot. ..

5,599.00€ Ex Tax: 4,627.27€

SANKYO CF-401 RCE Flute

The Sankyo 401 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint, body and mechanism. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 0.38mm standard wall thickness. C-foot. ..

5,199.00€ Ex Tax: 4,296.69€

SANKYO CF-501 BEH Flute

The Sankyo 501 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint, body and mechanism. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 10k white gold springs0.46mm heavy wall thickness...

6,799.00€ Ex Tax: 5,619.01€

SANKYO CF-601 RBE Flute

The Sankyo 601 is a handmade flute with sterling silver headjoint, body and mechanism. Soldered toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 10k white gold springs0.38mm standard wall..

8,599.00€ Ex Tax: 7,106.61€

SANKYO CF-701 RBE Flute

The Sankyo 701 is a handmade flute with 950 silver headjoint and body and 925 silver mechanism. Drawn toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 10k white gold springs0.40mm standard&nbs..

8,899.00€ Ex Tax: 7,354.55€

SANKYO CF-801 RBE Flute

The Sankyo 801 is a handmade flute with 950 silver headjoint and body and 925 silver mechanism. Soldered toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 10k white gold springs0.40mm standard&..

9,999.00€ Ex Tax: 8,263.64€

SANKYO CF-901 RBE Flute

The Sankyo 901 is a handmade flute with 997 pure silver headjoint and body and 925 silver mechanism. Soldered toneholes. Open holes. E-Mechanism. Offset G. French style pointed tonearms. 10k white gold springs0.38mm stan..

12,499.00€ Ex Tax: 10,329.75€

SANKYO Grenadilla Flute Pre-Order

SANKYO Grenadilla Flute

Sankyo wood flutes are renowned for their gorgeous sound. Richness of tone provides a comfortable foundation for exceptionally nuanced expression. Only the most select aged grenadilla wood is utilized after our strict screening processes, ensuring th..

10,599.00€ Ex Tax: 8,759.50€

SANKYO WF Grenadilla Flute Pre-Order

SANKYO WF Grenadilla Flute

Sankyo wood flutes are renowned for their gorgeous sound. Richness of tone provides a comfortable foundation for exceptionally nuanced expression. Only the most select aged grenadilla wood is utilized after our strict screening processes, ensuring th..

11,899.00€ Ex Tax: 9,833.88€

SANKYO P301 Piccolo Flute

Sterling silver headjoint and body tubing with silver-plated mechanism. Soldered tone holes. Tubing 0.40 mm  Include a velvet lined leather case. Sankyo silver piccolos are prized for their solid, stable core which provides t..

4,999.00€ Ex Tax: 4,131.40€

SANKYO P401 Piccolo Flute

Sterling silver headjoint, body tubing and keysSoldered tone holes. Tubing 0.40 mm  Include a velvet lined leather case. Sankyo silver piccolos are prized for their solid, stable core which provides the foundation for complete fre..

6,999.00€ Ex Tax: 5,784.30€

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