Muramatsu Flutes

DS, GX, EX, M180, M120,M85 - popular models

Founded by Koichi Muramatsu (pronounced ko-i-chi) in 1923, Muramatsu is the oldest, most established, and the benchmark for Japanese flutes.

Muramatsu-san was a tireless researcher and developer, traits that he passed on to his staff and family. Amazingly, even a century on, the company is still fully family owned (Akio now runs the company, Koichi’s grandson).

Muramatsu-san was a tireless researcher and developer, traits that he passed on to his staff and family. Amazingly, even a century on, the company is still fully family owned (Akio now runs the company, Koichi’s grandson).

To make ends meet during his research, he took a job painting signs, and managed to buy some machinery.

 

After being approached by an instrument distributor, he was able to take on staff, and open his own shop, as well as a factory in Tokorozawa.

 

Europe distribution followed, but the USA wasn’t introduced to Muramatsu flutes until the 70s.

The Muramatsu EX / GX / DS models are pretty much the benchmark in Japanese flutes. Every other manufacturers’ models are compared to these.

KOICHI MURAMATSU

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NOTE FROM PREMIER FLUTES:

Japanese society is crazy about status, every café or restaurant you go in will be full of women with the latest Louis Vuitton bag, that’s probably more expensive than their car or rent!! They actually have mesh baskets under tables to put your designer bag into, so it doesn’t get scratched! This is also how they tend to see Muramatsu flutes too. The Muramatsu flute is not just a fantastically manufactured instrument, it’s also something to show off to their fellow musicians…. before putting it away in the Gucci holdall.