Just reading some old posts and came across this one. I wondered what flute Nestor plays- he is really great, I love his music. Is that black headjoint really wood or metal? I tho't metal? Nice to see another Nestor fan.Nestor Torres plays a Pearl Maesta with a wooden head I
Great info in this post! Wish we had teachers and flute dealers like these in northern california!I am a flute teacher and I have several intermediate kids on both Pearl and Aprenti...I love the Aprenti...yes, it's the JR Altus line.
I've found that kids much like one over the other, never had a kid like both...so it's a personal choice..they are both great flutes in that price range.
I am not crazy about the new Yamahas, I think the Allegras sound horrible...the old Yamahas were wonderful.
I do not care for the sound of the Geimnhardt..very airy, no depth.
The problem with the Pearls..they are soft and they require gentle handling...they bend easily (keys), especially the split E key.. some people despise how high the bar is for the split E Key..and they find it very annoying and end up hitting it accidentally.
I have one kid who LOVES the Powell Sonare...can get one in the same price range as the 700 Pearl line...they have the old Powell headjoint attached to a production line body.
Try many before you make your decision...can't say enough about Phil at the Flute Center of NY..he is my favorite dealer to work with....wonderful service and great pricing...and is willing to match other prices if needed..unlike some of the other dealers I have dealt with.
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