Brannen-Cooper® Headjoints are made in three distinct headjoint styles, based on the research and designs of Albert Cooper, our late Vice-President Emeritus.
Epoch (formerly the 700): Our most projecting, responsive style ever, the Epoch is less resistance than the other Brannen-Cooper Headjoint styles.
Modern Cooper: Projecting and responsive, our interpretation of Albert Cooper’s popular design covers a wide range of tone colors.
Modified Cooper: Flexible yet stable, the Modified Cooper produces a rich, full sound with slightly more resistance than the Modern Cooper.
In May 2008, J. Rainer Lafin of Lörrach, Germany, signed an agreement with Brannen Brothers to have his headjoints made by our fine headjoint makers. Mr. Lafin came to the States and spent significant time training our headjoint makers to craft Lafin Headjoints to his exacting professional standards. These are not Lafin-style headjoints or Brannen-Lafin Headjoints; they are authentic Lafin Headjoints! There is a single style of Lafin Headjoint made with the Adler Wings.
The influence of Albert Cooper and his headjoint style is shared by Brannen-Cooper® and Lafin Headjoints. While Brannen-Cooper®headjoints are based on the research and designs of Albert Cooper, J. Rainer Lafin also worked with Albert Cooper to develop his own signature design. After a period of trial and experimentation, Mr. Lafin began making his own headjoints. To this day, he regularly experiments with new ideas to improve the playing characteristics of his headjoints. As a result, the actual design of Lafin Headjoints changes slightly with some frequency in an ongoing effort to make flutes play even better.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.