W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!

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chloe_m
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W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!

Post by chloe_m » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:25 pm

Hello! I am completely clueless about flutes and don't have the time or money to learn :| I am interested in selling my W.T armstrong that my cousin gave to me but i know nothing about it at all, so im hoping someone on here can help :lol: !

I was able to find some numbers and letters on it:
6C332- on top of the body below the brand/also found on the complete bottom of the flute.

32- were you slide the body onto the mouthpiece

382- this one is hard to explain... so i found these 3 numbers using a jewelry loop, it is under one of the pedals on the right hand side of the flute...if that helps at all...

I am looking for any info anyone can give me as i am very un-educated with flutes. I specifically need an aproximate price and if possible a date...

thank you so much for your time and knowledge!

~chloe :D

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Re: W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!

Post by pied_piper » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:45 pm

Armstrong made several different models and it's difficult to determine a flute model without seeing it. Also, part of the value of a flute depends upon its playing condition. Since you are not a player, the only way to determine its value is by getting a music shop or repair tech to inspect it and then they could tell you what it might be worth.
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Nigel McG
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Re: W.T Armstrong elkhart ind......HELP!!!!!!

Post by Nigel McG » Wed May 01, 2019 1:55 am

I have an Armstrong Heritage flute which I purchased second hand in around 1980. The serial number is H3107.
It has a Bfoot, In line G and open holes. It is a slightly golden colour, but not the same as my Haynes Q Fusion.
I have always enjoyed playing it but upgraded to a Haynes flute last year.

I am trying to find out more about it and roughly what it is worth. I had it completely overhauled last year and it plays very well.

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