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I'm going to buy my first professional class flute. I am trying to find comparisons between brand names. Right now I have seen a Gemeinhardt 3SHB and 3 Amadeus's. Comments? Wondering about Eastman, Armstrong, or others. Want silver head joint and body, open hole, B & gizmo, not inline G. Any input would be helpful. Thanks.
Lifelong musician, dormant for awhile, now moving toward personal musical conditioning and membership in an ensemble or orchestral setting, pit orchestra would be great!
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Hi, I am not sure what your budget is. I would strongly recommend the Haynes q3 flute. I got to play one with a c trill key, and a gold riser. I was very impressed!!! I have played that flute 3 times and listened to my recordings of myself. I think that flute gets a great sound and is very responsive. Our local music store was selling that flute for 4800 dollars. I just loved it! Good luck to you.
That's what I thought too. Genuine top notch flutes. All of those mentioned are in some way or another 'dolled up' intermediate flutes. If you want a true step up in quality you have to step into the world of flutes that are dubbed 'handmade' (whatever that means these days).