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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    17:10 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(KC)
I would have to say IMHO that these are the top flutes made today.

Powell
Muramatsu
Haynes
Brannen
Miyazawa

None of the flutes that you mentioned above I would even categorize with these brands. They are in a whole other league all together.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    17:16 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Scott)
gemeinhardt in my opinion is not a good flute at all, not even their student models. And Sankyo is also another good flute.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    19:18 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
The best professional +$2000 professional list was left off for good reason. There are far too many different well known hand flute manufactures that to list any 3 as being the best would not appropriate... Powell, Muramatsu, Haynes, Brannen, Miyazawa, Sankyo, Landell, Komoto, Nomata, Tom Green, Altus, Burkart, Yamaha, etc...


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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    19:23 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
"gemeinhardt in my opinion is not a good flute at all, not even their student models. And Sankyo is also another good flute."

What flute in the $500 price range would you suggest as being the best in its category?

Sankyo does not offer a comparitive flute under $2000. None of their flutes offer Spit-E mechasism and you cannot begin to get pointed key arms without paying $9200 ($8400 C foot). Sankyo would be categorized in that +$2000 unnamed flute category.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:09 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(KC)
I also don`t think that Gemeinhardt is any good. I would say that Yamaha is the best for under $500. You can get the 221S at flute World for $450.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:20 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Scott)
yamaha would be the best student flute. and sankyo has released a new line. The 201 is 2500 and comes with pointed arms. All of their models have optional slip E. If you don`t believe me go to www.fluteworld.com to see for yourself. Even though that really is a necissary thing for flute players. Also most professional flutes don`t start around 2000 that`s usually still in the high intermediate range. I think the pro. flutes start around 3500.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:24 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
My pricing is from flute world as well. The YFL221 "Standard flute, plateau, silver plated" is $808.00.

It certainly doesn`t fit the beginner pricing nor compare well with the intermediate flutes of similar price.



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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:26 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
My information is from Flute World and I also checked the Woodwind and Brasswind. There are only trill and roller options for the Sankyo, No option for spit-E mechanism. Where do you see an option for split-E?

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:36 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Scott)
Well that was my mistake but it`s still not needed for EVERY flute player to have a split E. Just because a flute doesn`t have it doesn`t mean it`s a piece of crap. And just because Yamaha is more expensive then Gemeinhardt doesn`t mean it`s overpriced at all, a yamaha would probably last twice the length of a Gemeinhardt and you wouldn`t have to take it to a shop as frequently so it`s a good investment to buy a yamaha and spend a couple of hundred of dollars more.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:38 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
There appears to me to be a great deal of love for Yamaha in these boards. I`m sure they make wonderful flutes. I own a wonderful Yamaha Oboe.

Yamaha just prices itself 60% higher than equivalent brands. Add 60% to the cost of any of the #1 flutes in my comparison and there you find the cost the Yamaha equivalent flute.


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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:40 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Scott)
It`s not only on this message board. If you talk to a real professional they would reccomend yamaha over gemeinhardt any day.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:44 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
Haynes offer split-E option for $1000 and Powel offers the split-E option for $620 in addition to the cost of its handmade flutes.

There`s nothing wrong with it. Some people just would not buy a flute from a manufacturer that does not provide all the options that are available.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:52 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Scott)
There are no powell flutes that are sold for under $3,696.00 unless they`re used, but certaintly not $620. And the cheapest haynes is priced new around $5,995.00.

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:54 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Scott)
ok i might have misunderstood you. Are you talking about the actual mechanism is going to cost that much? or are you talking that whole flute will cost that?

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Re: The unbiased *BEST* flutes list    22:54 on Saturday, June 18, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Piko)
"It`s not only on this message board. If you talk to a real professional they would reccomend yamaha over gemeinhardt any day."

A professional flute instructor would keep you on your current flute if it was of sufficient quality and move the student beyond to a professional flute if that student had inclinations to become a Flutist.

Which Yamaha models are better than the models I have suggested here.

   





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