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Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000

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Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000

Postby michaelnguyen94 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:56 pm

I'm currently saving up and shopping around for an entry level professional flute. Right now I'm playing on a Yamaha 684, with a Powell Aurumite 9K headjoint, and I'd like to upgrade the body to something more handmade with a C# trill (and I might even switch to offset G if I like the feel).

Right now, my top contenders are:
Miyazawa 202
Sankyo 201
Burkart Resona 300

Mechanically, how does the Resona compare to the sub-$5K Japanese handmade flutes?

I'll probably keep my Powell headjoint since I got it recently and I think it has a lot of potential. So my main focus here is a smoother, reliable mechanism with a C# trill.

I don't foresee much of an acoustical difference between solid silver tubing vs. plated -- but from a repair standpoint, is solid preferable?

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Re: Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000

Postby SylvreKat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 am

I can't really give you any advice on your choices, but I'll say that when I called my repairman before getting my Yami, I asked him about it being "only" silver-plated whereas my Armstrong is solid. He said that's not going to make any difference and not to worry about it.

1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel
1982 Armstrong 80
2006 Yamaha 584

1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P
1982 Gemeinhardt 4S
1980s (?) Armstrong all wood (no model)

2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199

Plus many many flute-cousins....

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