Flutes only. please.
Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:42 PM
Yamaha professional series are good. I personally have a Yamaha 674. It's about a middle grade professional flute and it set my parents back about 2500 dollars. I got that flute summer before my freshman year and I am going to be a Senior now. It's held up beautifully. :]
Here's the website for Yamaha Professional Flutes:
Pearl Flutes are another really good choice. My friend got one and I am a little jealous. haha. I've played on it a couple of times and for me it creates a deeper tone. More rich. Her's I think was around 2000 and she got it around the same time I did. Pearl is a good choice no matter what grade flute you are looking at. They run a little higher than Yamaha's do with the same features such as solid silver body and keys rather than only plated or extra keys and such.
Here's Pearl's Website:
I hope that helped! You can PM me if you have any more questions. :]
Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:37 PM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:14 AM
Go to www.flute4u.com
That's the website for Carolyn Nussbaum's flute shop in Plano, TX. That's where I got my concert flute, and it's my baby. =] I haven't played on anything better in my life.
Some of the top brands I'd look at are:
Miyazawa (I have the Miyazawa Classic... expensive, yes, but well worth every dollar)
Trevor James (These flutes used to be CRAP! But they've cleaned up REALLY nicely and are extremely nice for the price)
Miramatsu (Not as nice as the past three, but still pretty nice)
Powell (Our flute player that was first chair for the last 3 years played on one of these, and it had the most gorgeous tone I've EVER heard out of a flute)
Those won't do you wrong! They are pretty pricey... but Carolyn usually has used instruments that are almost as good as new, some even better than new, for like half the price.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:04 PM
Dr. Jasmine Bartz
Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:08 PM
The thing with the Powells though is that I have trouble getting used to them which is
kinda weird to say but its true.
I don't know what about them just makes it hard for me to play them.
Posted 13 June 2008 - 03:03 AM
And Carolyn is a goddess at fixing instruments. So I would follow the advice of her teacher.
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:34 AM
depending whereabouts you live, there is an amazing flute specialized store in dallas, they have every kind of flute and like get you to try them out there. It's a really awesome place, it's called Carolyn Nussbaum's and the prices are depending on which kinda flute you end up getting because there are like the top of the line flutes there too, really really nice flutes.
Carolyn Nussbaum's is about the only place I go for flute anything unless I can't. She's awesome, can fix anything, sells any flute gear you could ever want, and can help you find the right flute for you, be it for marching or concert season.
Do or do not... there is no try!
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