Yamaha800 series flutes question

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Emmyflute
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Yamaha800 series flutes question

Post by Emmyflute » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:10 pm

Hi all:
I am interested in possibly purchasing a Yamaha 800 series flute. Does anyone know the difference between the different body types? Flute World has some great discounts accept on the YFL-877 flute. Does anyone know about this flute? It has a number 7 body type. Does anyone know what is good about a number 7 body type? Can any Yamaha headjoint be purchased for any flute? Does anyone play an 800 series flute? If so, what do you think of it?
Thanks for any help.

cocuswood96
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Re: Yamaha800 series flutes question

Post by cocuswood96 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:11 am

The Yamaha 7 series flutes (877,887) are the new handmade flutes Yamaha has spent many years perfecting.
They are a real improvement- There are two types of new headjoints, A and B. Gold risers are available.
These new Yamaha flutes are comparable with the top flutes being made here and abroad. The 14 K Gold flutes are world class. I have played the silver and gold flutes with A type headjoint and I strongly encourage anyone looking for a flute to consider these. Extremely accurate scale, very homogenous thruout the octaves, great 3rd octave, easy hI C# and D in 4th octave.

Yamaha headjoints are .038mm(.015 in thousands) tubing thickness and generally fit any Yamaha flute above the student models.

C# trill is available on these flutes, very recommended.

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