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Woodwind tech new to the flute

Post by Jzuck24 »

Hello everyone, my name is Jimmy. I have recently accepted a job as a woodwind specialist with a music store, however I need to brush up on my flute logic. I was wondering when it comes to buying a flute what are you looking for? What are some of your favorite brands? What do you avoid at all costs? Thanks!

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Re: Woodwind tech new to the flute

Post by pied_piper »

Well, there are a lot of good choices and a lot of poor choices. Take a look at the FAQ here. It has lots of good info about different flute brands.

You didn't indicate if you are looking for a flute that is ready to play or whether you are looking for a fixer-upper to practice your flute repair skills. Either way, for both purposes, it's hard to go wrong with any Yamaha flute. I would stay away from any off brand flute because they can be inconsistent - some are awful, but others are not bad.

Are you apprenticing at the music store or did you go to one of the repair schools for instrument repair training?
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Re: Woodwind tech new to the flute

Post by SylvreKat »

I agree with pied that Yamis are going to be a safe bet, student to pro. Solid construction and good playing.

Avoid Chinese brands as lots you can't work on.

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)

Bass:2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199
Treble:2009 Guo New Voice

+ many flute-cousins

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