Parmenon G# system ®
Boehm’s initial concept did not include an additional closed G# tonehole, and the G/G# fingerings were reversed.
By adding this tonehole, the fingering was simplified, at the expense of the flute’s acoustics: to compensate for this weakness, the player had to put more effort into sustaining the righthand notes.
Our Parmenon G# system combines modern fingering without the addition of a G# tonehole.
Resonant Low B ®
Patented in 1988 by Michel Parmenon, the Resonant Low B takes advantage of the acoustic length of the B footjoint.
The B key closes along with the E flat key, thus creating a long closed tube segment at the end of theflute. It is this closed tube segment that improves the instrument’s resonance..