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fluterguy
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i found a place that takes in fixes then sells used flutes and i found two that i like one is an older gemeinhardt that i have to get the model numbers for to do some checking on and i also found an armstrong emeritus i havent heard of this particular flute i was wondering what would you pick

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The Armstrong Emeritus flute was made and sold in the mid-60s. It is a solid sterling silver flute (headjoint, body, and keys). I believe that it may have been available in either open or closed hole models and pointed keys were an option. It was produced by a small subdivision of Armstrong that built custom handmade flutes to compete with other high-end flutes like Haynes. It was a pretty good flute for its time.

I can't compare it to the Gemeinhardt without the model number, but personally I tend to prefer Armstrong. You best bet though is to try them and see which you like. I'd also suggest trying some others too.
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thank you i will try to get the model number but i wont get a chance to go back until the weekend they also have a bunch of other flutes i would like to try but i was in a hurry when i went there the first time and only got to try the gemeinhardt wich i really liked

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