Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?

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Re: Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?

Post by pied_piper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:44 pm

About the only specs I can find indicate it is an all silver flute.

In the end, the best advice I can offer is to try as many different flutes as possible. Stick with well known brands and choose the one that you like best. If you do that, it's hard to go wrong.
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Re: Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?

Post by KJF_pdx » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:32 pm

Thanks for the response. (I was locked out of my account for the last couple of months, otherwise I would have thanked you sooner 🌝

The Gemeinhardt is all silver — that’s all I know as well. It’s in great shape for being an early 1970’s specimen. Sometimes I wonder if it would benefit from a better headjoint, but probably wouldn’t make financial sense due to its old scale.

I have my eye on the Azumi AZ3. I’ve played it a little but due to work haven’t had much time. My instructor played it. I will hear her feedback on Monday and also play it more. I noticed straight away that the mechanism felt light and responsive compared to Ye Olde Gemeinhardt. It feels like it weighs less. I will compare side by side on Monday.

I played a new Yamaha 6-something a few weeks ago. At the time I fell in love with it. I need to trial some more brands before jumping into anything. All good fun but hard to so difficult to choose.

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