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by Kaylyn
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Recommendations for Doubler?
Replies: 6
Views: 3283

Re: Recommendations for Doubler?

If I was looking at using a flute only for doubling or in pits, and not as my main instrument, I'd be looking at: 1. Yamaha 221/225 2. Jupiter 507 3. Di Zhao DZ-200 4. Pearl Quantz 505 with the plateau key option I have played/owned the first two and have heard great things about the other two. Real...
by Kaylyn
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Questions about some things that came with my new flute?
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

Re: Questions about some things that came with my new flute?

I would imagine the thing pictured above is to clear out dust on your flute that gets in between keys. I have never used one in 21 years of flute playing, so probably not essential. As for plugs, the Powell Plug O's are super nice and should fit your flute. They are very pricey though. Otherwise, wh...
by Kaylyn
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: D Flat piccolo? ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Re: D Flat piccolo? ??

If you watch carefully sometimes you can find an old one on eBay for a nominal amount of money. Be prepared; most will need extensive repair work as they are usually very old instruments and not in good working condition. I have a friend who got one for under $75 and put a little bit of money into i...
by Kaylyn
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Selmer USA FL-300
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: Selmer USA FL-300

It's actually what the seller said it is, a standard student model flute. I owned this flute for a few years in high school and although they don't get very good reviews, I actually didn't have too many issues with it. Is it the best flute? No, not by a long shot. But for what you paid, you could do...
by Kaylyn
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Primo Sankyo Artist Flute bought in 1992-Value???
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

Re: Primo Sankyo Artist Flute bought in 1992-Value???

Appraised value will likely be higher than what you can actually sell it for. I did a quick search on eBay, and the newer 401's (the model that replaced the Artist) go for more money than their predecessors. I would guess you may be able to sell it in good condition for somewhere around $2500 or les...
by Kaylyn
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Starting to look for a (used) flute
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

Re: Starting to look for a (used) flute

FWIW, Winds101 on eBay has a Sankyo Etude in great shape in your price range. They are very reputable. You also get 14 days cash back.

There are also a few very nice Muramatsus in your price range, albeit closed hole.

Again, good luck!
by Kaylyn
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Starting to look for a (used) flute
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

Re: Starting to look for a (used) flute

Good luck in your search. Here is what I can tell you from my own experiences: 1. I own a lower end Guo flute. I only use it for outdoor concerts. I would not consider it for my main instrument. It is great for what I need it for. Now, if you are considering one of their Grenaditte flutes, that may ...
by Kaylyn
Mon May 18, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Beware Fake/Counterfeit Yamaha flutes on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 23461

Re: Beware Fake/Counterfeit Yamaha flutes on eBay

Bumping this thread. Many more fakes on eBay, with blatantly wrong logos. I tried reporting one last night but it sold for almost $200 with several bids. Ugh. Reported two more I noticed today. BUYER BEWARE!
by Kaylyn
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo Tocco Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 6126

Re: Guo Tocco Plus?

gerardo1000, I did buy the Guo flute. I do like it for what it is, but I am unsure how long I will keep it as well. It is neat for what it is, and the sound is different. However, I also struggle with the headjoint. I recently switched flutes to a Muramatsu EX and have heard over and over how diffic...
by Kaylyn
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Age of a used Muramatsu flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Re: Age of a used Muramatsu flute

Maybe if you contacted Muramatsu America they would be able to help you? I can tell you that my headjoint is marked with a hallmark and the model (EX) is on the body and precedes the serial number. There are no numbers on my headjoint. However, mine is the only Muramatsu I have seen in person and so...
by Kaylyn
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinions on a different flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: Opinions on a different flute?

Funny you linked that page - I had already read it! Thank you for the input. :)
by Kaylyn
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinions on a different flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: Opinions on a different flute?

fluteguy18 thank you for the advice. I know I can email them and ask but do you by any chance know if the Powell Plug-o's fit Sankyo? Most other commercially made hole plugs fall right through, indicating to me that the holes are maybe larger than standard? This is probably what is also contributing...
by Kaylyn
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinions on a different flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Opinions on a different flute?

Hi all, I currently play a Sankyo SilverSonic (equivalent to the CF-301) made in 1985. Silver head, body, and foot, plated mechanism. It has a high-wave headjoint, open holes, c foot, and inline g. I loved it when I first got it because I had moved up from a Yamaha YFL-481 which was a good workhorse...
by Kaylyn
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo Tocco Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 6126

Re: Guo Tocco Plus?

Funny you should mention the Nuvo. I am planning on buying my kiddo one if she ever expresses any interest in flute! Probably have to be pink, though. :)