|David Guo, Pearly and Ron Korb in the Guo offices in Taichung.|
The Guo flutes are partly futuristic and partly inspired by the historic wooden flutes of Rudall and Carte. Like wooden flutes the keys contact the body of the flute directly without any raised tone holes. Because the flutes are injection moulded they can be cast in any color. White, orange, black, silver and their most popular color amongst teenage girls – PINK!!!
Their main business is making C open holed concert flutes but they also make G flutes as well as piccolos and a bass flute. They also make head joints that fit onto any Boehm system flute. The flutes come with these very light, durable aluminum cases that I think they should make into a side business. They are like a little road case for a flute.
|Guo concert flutes|
While I was practicing I had a little revelation. I noticed that the flute required practically no tension particularly in the fingers. It relaxed my hands and I found that when I switched back to my silver flute I played with less tension as well.