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.
This additional key simplifies a number of trills and enables playing a colored and well-tuned middle C#.