Trevor James 10XP Flute

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Trevor James 10XP with 925 Silver Lip Plate and Riser. This model replaces the TJ10X. UK designed and final set-up. Better sounding, and easier to play than many other student flutes. Includes quality wooden case and fleece-lined case cover with carrying strap.


  • Free blowing
  • High quality silver-plated
  • 925 silver lip plate and riser
  • Pointed key arm mechanism (instead of traditional ‘Y’ arms)
  • High-quality Italian ‘Pisoni’ pads
  • Produces an immediate and quality sound
  • Japanese tubing gives structural integrity and resonant quality
  • Triple-plated – Two layers of Silver-plating on a Copper Coated body tube gives a durable finish
  • Ideal for players progressing through Intermediate Grades 1-3
  • Set up in the Trevor James’ UK technical workshops based in Kent, south-east England
  • Consitisent quality of these flutes is achieved with Trevor James’ exacting standards and the best components from around the world
  • Includes a wooden case and fleece-lined case cover with shoulder strap.

The Trevor James 10XP is a high quality student flute with an improved design that features new French-style pointed key arms and a solid silver lip riser and plate.  The specially shaped lip plate & riser gives the new, or returning player, the benefit of having an immediate & free blowing sound, especially in the lower tonal range. Plus, the ‘925’ silver delivers a warmer sound and an extended range of tonal possibilities.

The lower notes are notoriously hard for the new player as it involves most if not all keys being depressed, so the air stream is at times, right down at the bottom end of the flute. This ‘Shaped’ lip – unique to the TJ 10XP – opens up the lower register and gives a huge advantage over other student flutes because it’s not only easier to play in general, but it’s actually easier to get a great tone too.

A 925 Silver Lip Riser to help build ‘your’ sound: The specific character of 925 silver makes it an ideal metal for flute making and is used by both manufacturers of professional student flutes. The use of 925 silver for a flute player offers a colourful, flexible and resonant sound with a deeper timbre and wider available tonal range compared to the standard silver-plated only lip and riser headjoint as used on other student flute models. It’s unusual for a first, entry level flute to have a 925 silver lip plate and riser due to the extra cost of the additional precious metal content, however as flute specialists, Trevor James flutes understand the need to invest positively in your ‘first’ flute as it is your ‘sound’  – and the headjoint in particular – which is the single most important factor in your development and future progression as a musician.  Adding a 925 silver lip plate and riser demonstrates Trevor James’ desire to give you the tools to unlock and develop ‘your’ very own, unique flute sound.

French-style pointed key arm mechanism: 10XP flutes feature French-style pointed key arms. The key-arms are the parts of a flute which connect the keys to the body of the flute. Traditionally reserved for much more expensive flutes, French-style pointed key arms feature an arm that extends to the centre of the key and helps to strengthen the mechanism, making for a stronger and tighter key placement, which means no leaks and squeaks. These key arms also result in excellent note intonation; reward speedy playing; and aid the development of faster techniques – so you’ll be well-placed to take on those more challenging pieces.

Professional Pads for a guaranteed consistency of performance:  The TJ10XP Flute benefits from the same high-quality Italian ‘Pisoni’ pads that are usually the preserve of much more exclusive and expensive flutes.
Using such high-end pads, and ensuring they are seated correctly in the key ‘cups’, guarantees that sound production is more immediate when each key is depressed. If there is an air leak or gap between the pad and the tone hole, the note will not sound correctly, and all your effort will have been in vain.
Plus, ‘Pisoni’ pads have a significantly longer life span than the inferior pads often found on student instruments, which translates into a better, more reliable tone for a much longer period.

A Resonant Core of Tonal Quality: Trevor James Flutes use Japanese tubing which is known for both its structural integrity and resonant quality. Generally, only used by the premium, professional Japanese flute brands (because of its much higher cost), this tubing forms the very core of each TJ flute, and along with the headjoint, explains why the 10XP flute is regarded as the best sounding student flute available.

Silver-plated beauty, that will last: You can be safe in the knowledge that each unlike other student flutes, the 10XP has a triple plated finish on its tubing.

Needing to ensure that the de-plating often associated with lower-cost flutes was never an issue, we developed our own method coating 10XP flutes. After much research we discovered that by copper-plating the nickel tubing first, the subsequent two (yes two!) layers of silver-plate are rock solid, giving you the most durable finish of any student flute.

You can be sure that your Trevor James 10XP flute has been designed, built and delivered to create the best possible student instrument.  The Trevor James workshops in Taiwan make only TJ flutes and their components have been specially selected from all over the world – flute tubing from Japan, springs from France, screws from the USA, pads from Italy, and of course, finishing and final setups in England.

Further Specs:

  • Made in Taiwan
  • Model: 10XP
  • Shaped Lip
  • E Mechanism
  • Silver Lip Riser
  • Closed Hole Key Mechanism
  • Drawn tone holes
  • Straight Headjoint
  • C Footjoint
  • A+442 pitch

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Weight 1.5 kg






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