Tony Dixon Polymer Whistles and Flutes
I have just purchased my first Tony Dixon instruments and would make the following comments.
The whistle is absolutely brilliant!! Beautiful sweet tones and it keeps true all the way to the top. Softer than the Susato with more tin whistle like qualities. It feels and plays almost like a wooden instrument. Very reasonably priced. I would heartily recommend it to anyone. http://tonydixonmusic.co.uk
The polymer tuneable flute is a little more problematic. I am used to playing an 1834 Monzani and Hill which has a very small embouchure and I find the size of the Dixon embouchure a bit big to handle. It seems to be about the same size as that on Rudall flutes from the mid 19th century. Might suit someone with big lungs and better lip control than I have? Again very reasonably priced and my 11 year old seems to be able to handle the fingering so perhaps a good [and cheap] starter for kids?
I have sent off for a low whistle head for it [interchangeable heads are available for the flute and the high D whistle which converts into a piccolo] to see if it’s easier to handle.
Anyone out there had experience of the Dixon low whistle?