Heavy Wall

MANCKE heavy size wooden headjoints fit Sankyo and Abell wood flutes and pair well with metal flutes. The response of this heavy wall headjoint may sometimes pair better with a heavier wall flute body, whether wood or metal. MANCKE wooden headjoints offer the beautifully warm and intimate sound of wooden flutes with the projection, response and control characteristic of all MANCKE headjoints. Response and resistance are finely balanced to make a wide range of dynamics possible, allowing for flexibility and reliable response. MANCKE selects and ages the woods used for headjoints very carefully to ensure uniformity, reliability, and durability.

All MANCKE headjoints share a consistency of superb workmanship. MANCKE headjoints are designed to project to the fullest extent and at every dynamic with a wide range of color potential and depth of sound. Contrary to common belief, these wooden headjoints have strong low notes, resonant high notes and project similarly to the metal headjoints. Each model exemplifies the signature qualities of the MANCKE experience – unparalleled responsiveness, control, flexibility, and resonance.

Our wide range of innovative models and combinations of materials offer each flutist the possibility to realize his/her unique, personal sound ideal. They offer enhance potential for blending with other instruments and exploring the many nuances of the wood characteristics. Wood headjoints can be used for solo, chamber, or orchestral playing, from baroque to modern styles.


Cocobolo wood elicits a luxurious tone with deep resonance and effortless projection. It has a luxurious and refined response that supports shimmering upper-tones, a strong low register and distinct articulation.

This exotic wood is native to Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Cocobolo has a myriad of different colors, ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black.


Cocus wood resonates with a very pure and earthy timbre. The response feels more flexible than Grenadilla, and supports a broad range of tonal color possibilities and dynamic range, with excellent projection. This wood is both lively and powerful and produces a beautiful, full resonance with a precise consistency throughout all registers. Articulation feels fast and responsive. Overall, this wood feels like home – familiar and comfortable to play right from the start.

This tropical wood is indigenous to the West Indies. In appearance, Cocus is medium to dark reddish-brown, with darker blackish streaks.


Grenadilla wood feels consistent, incredibly stable, and very present. The Grenadilla wood vibrates beautifully, eliciting the characteristic warmth of the wood sound, along with a chime-like clarity of articulation. Grenadilla is a very durable wood and lends itself to a stable playing experience, making it one of the most common woods used on traditional wood flutes.

Grenadilla is native to dry areas of Africa. Its appearance is dark brown/black color and tends to darken with age.


Kingwood has a glossy sound with a radiant character. Its vibrant responsiveness allows for tremendous resonance, flexibility, and effortless projection. It feels easy to play and responds with quick, clean articulation. This wood is full of possibilities in tone color and dynamic range, lending itself to both a shimmering upper register and strong, resonant bottom register.


Kingwood comes from Brazil and is a member of the Rosewood family. Its appearance is a beautiful dark purplish or reddish-brown with darker black streaks.


Mopane elicits a strong and projecting, yet sweet, sound. Similar to Grenadilla in depth, feel and clear articulation response, it is very resonant and powerful with impressive projection. Mopane imparts a darker quality in the upper register that emerges from the strong, rich lower register, creating an overall rich flute sound.

This exotic wood is from Southern Africa. Its appearance is dark reddish-brown, with black stripes, and tends to darken with age.


Olive wood imparts a uniquely beautiful tonal color with a lightness encapsulated in luxurious sweetness.  The lively resonance of this wood supports great projection and volume control which also maintains a special warmth. Articulation feels responsive, easy and clean.

Olive wood originates from southern and eastern Mediterranean countries in Europe and Eastern Africa. Its appearance is a light, golden color with occasional brown streaks.

Pink Ivory

Pink Ivory has a special timbre, lush and balanced with beautiful overtones. The unique sound of Pink Ivory is as striking as its color.  This wood feels lively and vibrant, imparting fast and clean articulation. It is immediately responsive, feels secure and stable in all registers, and projects well within any ensemble.

Pink Ivory comes from South Africa and has a very vibrant and earthly pink color.


Rosewood elicits a sweet, warm sound with rich overtones. However, it also has tremendous resonance, power and projection akin to that of a metal headjoint. Articulation response feels consistent, clean and clear.

The tropical trees that give us Rosewood are native to Brazil, Africa, and India. Rosewood has a smooth, deep red-brown hue.