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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    01:18 on Sunday, May 19, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Stephanie)
Hi flute players. Flutes rock! I`m in the 6th grade, about to go into the 7th grade. I`m pretty good, not to brag. I want to get a new flute but my dad said I can`t get a new one until high school. I thought if I raised the money I could get one or if I could pay half or something. If anyone knows the cost of a flute can you please reply. Thanx.



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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    21:47 on Monday, May 20, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Blondie)
um... i just got \my flute and it cost around 700... but my parents got me silver plated so u can get them as low as 300

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    06:07 on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(amberflute)
I just got a silver head joint open hole flute for $700.00 All silver flutes open hole start at about $1,000 hope that helps. I`m first chair in 8th grade band. I got a first at contest so a new flute is worth it.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    00:37 on Thursday, May 23, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Clifford Rusk)
I got a REAL expensive one, about $1500! You`re probably think "Oh jeez, that`s expensive!" Trust me, it was worth it!



FLUTES RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    17:24 on Saturday, May 25, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(RACHEL)
IF U LIVE IN THE USA THEN GO TO CANADA TO GET A FLUTE THATS WHERE I GOT MINE!

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    02:24 on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Chrissy)
Hey. I`ve been playing the flute since I was 7, I`m 14 now. My mum`s a music teacher, her Yamaha cost her AUD$1000. I have a Yamaha as well, I got it last year. That cost me AUD$1500. They vary.

-Christina

PS AUD means Australian Dollars

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    16:04 on Tuesday, June 04, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Lizzi)
I`m in the 6th grade too. My band teacher says the oldest instruments sound the best if they are in good condition. Like, not alot of bumps in it. He compared a new one and a old one together and the oldest one soundest the best. If I were you, I`d keep what you got.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    18:09 on Monday, June 17, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Tami)
YOU CAN GO ON EBAY , THATS WEIR i GOT MINE AND MINE IS A JUPITAR FLUTE THAT ONLY COST $126 AND IT`S PRACTILY BRAND NEW.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    22:14 on Monday, June 17, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Penny)
If you want to upgrade to a mid-range model.. then the price isn`t going to be too cheap. You can get a flute with silver-headjoint by Yamaha for 900 (about $1400) which is a nice instrument with a nice rounded, thick sound, nice head-joint.

My set of flutes vary in price and level:
150 ($200) second-hand Beuscher... (The instrument I learnt on... I never got around to selling it)
50 ($70) second-hand Selmer Gold... (I saw this in a shop window and it was in a right state... I felt really sorry for it. Sad I know! I managed to clean it up and it plays really well now.
400 ($650) new Trevor James... (This is a *nice* mid-range instrument (silver-plate). Plays well, responsive head-joint, runs smoothly.)
2100 ($3000) new Miyazawa... (silver head-joint/tube, open-hole, gold riser, amazingly responsive head-joint and beautifully-fluid keyworks. Runs like water!)
I wouldn`t mind a hand-made Cooper hed-joint to go on this flute but I have to save my pennies.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    22:15 on Monday, June 17, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Penny)
Ebay is okay for a beginners instrument but a big disadvantage if you want anything more than that as you can very rarely try it out first. Just a thought.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    01:57 on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Pendragon)
"My band teacher says the oldest instruments sound the best if they are in good condition."

Nonsense! New instruments are in far better condition and sound a hell of a lot better. It seems strange that the professionals would change their instruments after 2/3 years or sometimes less (and they`re playing silver/gold/platinum/steel/titanium instruments immaculately taken care of) if the older instruments sounded better than a new one.

"If I were you, I`d keep what you got."

Right, how is that progress? A new upper-level flute can improve sound with a new head-joint (more responsive) and fluidity of scales etc with smoother keywork.



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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    02:46 on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Lizzi)
Yeah Right! My band teacher is one of the best player in the state of Georgia! And I have proof, b/c I heard him try out a new and old flute and the oldest one sound the best! You wouldn`t know, b/c you probably haven`t experimented them. Trust me! Old ones are the best and sound the best! It just has to be in good shape.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    20:34 on Thursday, June 20, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Penny/Pendragon)
On the contrary. I have had the luxury of testing both new and old flutes (from beginner to handmade instruments in gold/silver and platinum) side by side on many occaisions since I started playing the flute (I started at 11, I`m now 18).
Were the one`s your band teacher tried out the same make? same model? beginner? mid-range? or handmade? ...as that will obviously have an effect on the sound produced. ie. a refurbished 14k gold Cooper is likely to have a better sound and be more playable than a new nickel-silver Selmer (Yes, I have tried this).
Have you ever considered what the best players in the World might play? New or old? If old flutes sound so much better then why do the majority buy in new instruments and keep each one for just a few years? James Galway is a good example of this. 14K gold flutes bought straight from Muramatsu.


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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    22:13 on Thursday, June 20, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Lizzi)
My band teacher has had it longer than 7 years. It`s not a beginner b/c he is not a beginner and has been playing since he was about 10 yrs. old and I`m sure he hasn`t kept his flute that long. But, atleast 20 yrs., hes like in his early 50s or late 40s. All he told us the older the instrument the better. And he showed us w/ a saxophone also. I still agree w/ what I said. Even if you have more experience being 18.

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Hi flute players- how much does a flute cost?    22:13 on Thursday, June 20, 2002 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Lizzi)
My band teacher has had it longer than 7 years. It`s not a beginner b/c he is not a beginner and has been playing since he was about 10 yrs. old and I`m sure he hasn`t kept his flute that long. But, atleast 20 yrs., hes like in his early 50s or late 40s. All he told us the older the instrument the better. And he showed us w/ a saxophone also. I still agree w/ what I said. Even if you have more experience being 18.

   





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