“After many years of trying various wooden flutes, I finally got the right one for me! Jacques Zoon’s handmade instrument and Tobias Mancke headjoint is such a beautiful combination!!”

Denis Bouriakov

“My new headjoint by Tobias Mancke offers my playing a new dimension
in presence and expressiveness:
It provides a charming lightness, powerful profundity and much
flexibility in every register.

A big win for me as a flutist and musician.”

Jelka Weber

“Tobias Mancke has quickly become one of the top headjoint makers in the world, and for good reason – his headjoints display some of the most exquisite, detailed craftsmanship extant. Mancke, a past apprentice of fellow headjoint maker Dana Sheridan, specializes in combinations. Every Mancke headjoint features amalgamations of materials and innovative cuts designed to enhance paricular aspects of tonal flexbility, range, and color, providing a huge range of dynamic and tonal possibilities to choose from. Every headjoint is also a work of fine art, with unsurpassed finish quality and detail.

Mancke flute headjoints are almost infinitely customizable – and infinitely varied. A silver tube might be paired with a cocuswood lip plate, a gold riser, and a gold crown – or it might be all silver, all the way through. A wooden grendilla headjoint might have a gold tenon and a platinum riser, or it might be simple wood for that solid, earthy sound. Each mixed or pure combination brings its own qualities to the table.

Mancke piccolo headjoints are designed to fit nearly all piccolos, regardless of brand. Custom adapter sleeves, sized for dozens of brands, allow the piccolo player to select a unique, highly responsive headjoint in the same way a player selects a flute headjoint.

The Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company is proud to offer the largest selection of Mancke headjoints in the United States.”

Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company

“Tobias Mancke is a rising star in the world of headjoint design with very good reason, and Flute World is proud to be an authorized dealer to represent his work in the U.S. A onetime apprentice to the master Dana Sheridan, Tobias has developed an original approach to designing and building superior headjoints in both precious metals and wood. Revealed at every angle of a Mancke headjoint is its exquisite craftsmanship and Mancke offers an impressive variety of material combinations and geometric innovations that provide musicians with a broad range of tonal color and dynamic possibilities to choose from. The incredible attention to detail experienced in a Mancke headjoint goes beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. Even under close inspection we are amazed by the finish quality and unsurpassed symmetry seen in his work… a true testament to Tobias’ exceptional eye and great hand.”

Flute World

“Such a feeling of flexibility, richness of sound, freedom and joy to explore all these new sounds on my new ✨@mancketobias✨ headjoint”

Emmanuel Pahud