What is your preferred professional flute brand?

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What is your preferred professional flute brand?

Post by freodniaflute99 »

Hi everyone! I'm currently a college student looking to upgrade to a professional flute but I'm not even sure where to start. I currently play a Yamaha student model and I love Yamaha but I don't want to limit myself to just them. I was just wondering if anybody had recommendations, or if you'd just like to brag about your favorite flute! Thanks! :D

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Re: What is your preferred professional flute brand?

Post by pied_piper »

Well, there are as many opinions as there are flutists. :D Also, you need to consider your budget. There are many handmade pro level flutes and prices start at several thousand dollars. Top of the line handmade, sterling silver flutes start near $10,000 and go up from there.

I personally play a Muramatsu AD and love it. The current equivalent of that would be a Muramatsu DS.

If possible, you should visit a specialty flute seller and try as many as possible to find out what suits you. There is no one best flute, but there is one flute that is best for you and only you can determine which brand that is. You'll also have several options to choose from such as inline or offset G, Split-E, C# trill, etc.

I suggest reading the Fluteland FAQ. There is lots of good information there about choosing a new flute.
http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopi ... 015#p26015
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