There are many different types of wood that are commonly used for flute-making. The relatively low density of the flute-making woods allows for a starkly different timbre than flutes made of metals. The density of flute-making woods can vary between .5 and 1.3, while the density of silver is about 10.5, the density of pure gold is about 19.3, and the density of platinum is about 21.5. Many flutist find that in more intimate settings, swapping their metal headjoint for a wooden headjoint can allow them more flexibility in tone colors and a wider range of dynamics. There are more and more professional players deciding that a new wooden flute is now their primary instrument. I offer these flute headjoint with the medium level density Woods which will give you a warmer, more colorful sound. And with the sweetness of a baroque flute and with a greater range of intonation, allowing for fine tuning. I fit the tenon to any flute size, please specify the desired size when purchasing. You can normally expect your headjoint to be ready in about 2 to 3 days from the date of purchase * I offer a crack warranty of one year (repair or exchange, within maker´s descretion; excludes shipping charges) on this headjoint -provided the advice regarding oiling and playing in, is followed. Limit of one replacement per customer. Accidental damage, abuse, and/or neglect as well as re-sale voids this warranty. Your headjoint will be ready to be posted within 2 to 3 days after payment is received. For insurance reasons I am unfortunately not able to combine postage.