silver-plate handcrafted flutes

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lovetoplay
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silver-plate handcrafted flutes

Post by lovetoplay » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:23 am

Hello everybody. I began searching for an intermediate flute a month ago. As I researched and asked questions, I was led to the thought process that the more silver in the instrument, the better the tone. Then I began coming across the opinion on several sites, including this forum, that for my price point, a silver plated handcrafted flute with solid silver head is a much better value. It makes sense to me, so this is what I'm searching for. My budget is $1500-$2000. The only flute I can find of this type in my price range is the Pearl 695 Dolce series. Two questions: has anybody played on this flute, and what do you think? (I read one opinion that the "Forza" headjoint offers little resistance). Second question: there have got to be silver-clad handcrafted flutes from other manufacturers out there, but extensive googling isn't turning up anything. Thank you!

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Re: silver-plate handcrafted flutes

Post by pied_piper » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Pearl flutes are good. My primary flute is a Muramatsu but I have a 500 series Pearl that I use as a backup and for outdoor gigs. I have worked on a few Pearl 600 series and they play really well.
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Re: silver-plate handcrafted flutes

Post by SylvreKat » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 pm

lovetoplay wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:23 am
... Second question: there have got to be silver-clad handcrafted flutes from other manufacturers out there, but extensive googling isn't turning up anything. Thank you!
My Yami is handcrafted silver-plated sterling head. Luscious player. New is out of your price range, but I'm sure there's used out there that'll be close.

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Flutes:1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel;1982 Armstrong 80;2006 Yamaha 584

Piccs:1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P;1982 Gemeinhardt 4S;1980s? Armstrong all wood (no model)

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fluteguy18
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Re: silver-plate handcrafted flutes

Post by fluteguy18 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:41 pm

At that price point, you need to be looking at Amadeus, Azumi, NorthBridge, and Sonare. Disregard the rest.

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