MANCKE has been producing superior handmade headjoints since 1986. The company was started by Christoph Mancke, who began his flute studies in 1965 with Professor Ludwig Jann in Dortmund. His love of music and the flute lead his interests to the construction of the instrument itself. In 1986, he produced the first MANCKE headjoint, beginning a family tradition of excellence. His son, Tobias, joined the business in 1998.
Tobias Mancke started his music studies with saxophone before switching to the flute. He studied flute with Hans-Martin Müller, WDR Radio Symphony Cologne. He is a trained toolmaker and has made tools for (among others) Dana Sheridan, recognized as one of the finest living flute makers, from whom he received his flute-making training.