Muramatsu Flute and Yamaha Professional Piccolo For Sale

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Muramatsu Flute and Yamaha Professional Piccolo For Sale

Post by fromsfca » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:09 am

Howdy ya'all;

I've played professionally for over 40 years...these are two of my own instruments.

Muramatsu ST with original case and case cover; Solid silver headjoint, body and keywork, open holes, in-line G, B-foot with Gizmo.
Yamaha Professional handmade piccolo YPC-81; Grenadilla Wood Headjoint and Body, Silver Plated Keys, Conical Bore with case / cleaning rod and case cover.

The picc is in like new condition; the Mura has some tarnish starting on some of the lower keys; but no dents, dings or scratches. The keywork is solid, smooth, fast and quiet; great action. It's been well cared for, but has been used and it is a used flute....pads seat well, no leaks I can find...I played a gig with it last week and it played great...very nice sound; a little edgy, with good cut. When I haven't played flute for awhile, I can pick it up and get an amazing sound full of tone and depth, that just gets better as I practice.

These are professional horns great for a doubler or a serious student ready to step up but not yet ready for the expense of the handmade Haynes or Powells.

I have them both listed on eBay; where there's lots of pictures and more description. You can bid there, or buy from me direct w/o eBay.

I'm cutting back on instruments (sold four in the last few weeks) scaling back to my handmade Golden Years Haynes (which I'm not selling) and I don't play piccolo anymore.

I expect to get $1,500 for the picc....$1,700 for the flute....buy both and I'll pay shipping and insurance. I'll consider offers, but these are already pretty good prices.

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Re: Muramatsu Flute and Yamaha Professional Piccolo For Sale

Post by Gandalfe » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:24 am

Kinda sad seeing you sell those lovely instruments. I dread the day I will do the same, maybe 20 years out. My instruments have brought me so much love and joy over the years.
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Re: Muramatsu Flute and Yamaha Professional Piccolo For Sale

Post by fromsfca » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:40 pm

In some ways,...since I'm keeping my Haynes I still play a lot. I just don't need to keep two flutes....I'm more sorry about losing money on both horns. I would have thought well maintained instruments, professionally overhauled would have gone for more than they did.

Now, I'm also eyeing my soprano and wondering if I need to keep that.

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