Brannen-Cooper & Lafin Headjoints
"Celebrated for their stability, range of tone colors, and flexibility"
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.
"Renowned for their tonal spectrum, response, and projection."
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.