Well, I've been playing for 5 years and am looking to get more serious with my playing. Along with this, I think comes the possibility of a new flute. so, i have around $2,000 to get a reliable flute of good quality that will last me at least six years until the end of college. now, i think my options are going to be as follows: Muramatsu EX III CO, Altus 907 CO, Miyazawa 102 BEO, Sonaré Flute - 6000 C E, or Yamaha Flute - YFL 514.
any ideas as to which one would be best for my needs?
Kate, (not Kara/Kate, but the original poster!)
Why are these flutes your only options?
There are a lot of ways to find a flute to buy; there are flute re-sellers who buy some really, really nice older flutes that you can get for a great price. A rebuilt or hardly used 'pro' quality flute can sometimes be bought for within your budget.
Reputation flute sellers (online or otherwise) will let you try out a flute for a week or so, if you leave them a valid credit card, so you can try two or three flutes at a time.
Re: suggestions for a new fluteeeeeeeeeee 01:27 on Monday, August 06, 2007
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Sorry about any confussion with the whole name thing. I originaly didn't want to post my real name for my user ID, but everyone knows my real name, so I guess it wouldn't matter now.
Kate, (nice name by the way!) I agree with Tibbie. There are other brands on the market that you may even like better. What about a Powell Signture? They are MUCH better then the Sonares and actually made by Powell, not in china. Though Sonare has changed and are now being made in Germany. Those might be better.
I had a Muramatsu EX, and while it got a pretty tone, it was stuffy and difficult to play expressively. Also, I purchased it brand new and had to have it repaired twice within the first year because the keys kept seizing. I sold it shortly after.
Re: suggestions for a new fluteeeeeeeeeee 09:57 on Wednesday, August 08, 2007
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i have a muramatsu ds and it is one of the best flutes ive played in a long time, especially for the money. it even outplayed my brannen i thought. but with a handmade flute, youre bound to get a flop here and there i guess
buying a new flute is a matter of taste when you looking for something more advance, so it's best to try alot of differant ones then buy the one you like best, but if you do a google search for "buy flute" it will come up with alot of differant ones, if you are looking for reliablity, yamaha are ment to be good (my friend went up to grade 8 with a beginners yamaha)