Although the Amadeus is a good quality instrument, I never did care for them. Since the queen of the flute board ("Fluttiegurl") likes them, I may have to check them out again. I like the headjoint, but I did not think the mechanism did the headjoint justice. Maybe after reading user reviews they have improved. I will have to try one and see. I use to feel the same way about Pearl, but they drasticly improved.fluttiegurl wrote:I really like the Amadeus as well. There were some mechanical issues in the beginning, but I think they have got most of them ironed out. I like the playability as well as the sound.
I like the 500 series Yamaha better over all. You get a great headjoint, and a matching mechanism. I use to own a YFL514, and absolutely loved it until I bought my Miyazawa...lol The 500 series is killer!
Yeah, I had a pretty good cloection going for a while...lol You only live once!MissyHPhoenix wrote:I have to keep myself under control 'cause I know I could easily end up with a flute collection!!!
Here is my old collection
Buffet/Crampton international model SS head SP body/Openhole/Bfoot
Melody(Chinese Yamaha Copy) SP/closedhole/C Foot
Barrington 996 Piccolo SP Head/Composite body
Haynes Standard(1980)(Great headjoint!)
3Venus Piccolos(Blue, Green, Purple) Play good, but disposable.
2Hawk Flutes(Black, Blue)Better that expected, need minor adjustment.
Armstrong 104(Everyone should have one of these rugged things!)
Jinyin SP/ClosedHole(Up and comming world class chinese flute maker thinking seriously about buying one of their higher end instruments!)
Shanghai Piccolo (One of the finer piccolo I have played on for under $1000. All Wood/Silver keys/Conical bore!) Too bad you can only buy one of these in China!
I went through a stage of buying Chinese stuff. The chinese stuff has even gotten better since then, but so has the prices!
Here is my current collection
Miyazawa Legacy 1E SSHead/Silver-clad body/Closedhole/9k Gold Plate LP (Japanese market)
Pearl Quantz 665 SS Head/Silver Clad body/Openhole/Bfoot
Yamaha225S II Silver plated.
Armstrong 210 Piccolo SS Head/SS Body/ Gold Plate LP and Keys
Welcome to the collector club.