Buying a baroque flute

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Simonsky
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Buying a baroque flute

Post by Simonsky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 pm

I am considering buying a baroque flute. I have already played the baroque oboe and am also a pianist so have a lot of musical experience.

What is confusing me is the plethora of makers as well as options for good quality synthetic resin flutes. I have given up the oboe because of some health issues and not wanting to spend so much time making reeds!

These are the questions I have:

1. Would it be better to buy a cheaper instrument to begin with or go for a better wooden model by a known maker?
2. Are the synthetic resin models (by Fabio di natale or Benolin) worth considering?
3. Should i experiment on a cheaper Aulus model first?

Any advice/shared experiences appreciated.

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