Hello fellow flute players! I plan on upgrading my flute in the very near future and I'm looking at a Pearl 665 Quantz series. I currently play on a good ole' Armstrong 104 and I also have an Artly student flute. As a junior in highschool with big musical ambition, its just not cutting it anymore. I dont have a very large price range. Would this flute be good for me? Also, is this flute a good model? I want to know all the pros and cons of Pearl and this model. Thank you to all who help!
Just curious, what is the difference between a Quantz and Quantz Coda?
Well, This was my original flute that has faithfully served me many marching band season and it shows the wear. Some of my district band music has the low b in it too which my flute can not reach. I love my Armstrong 104, but instead than paying for repairs, I'd rather invest in a new flute.
The Dolce and Elegante were professional models at one time, but then they were moved out of Japan and their prices also dropped to compensate.
So you can get a flute made from the same mold, just in a different country and it could sound just as good as the Japanese Dolce... but quality varies and some clearly do not as good as the one next to it.
I found it a hard choice between a Pearl Dolce and a Miyazawa. I had one crappy Dolce and one really amazing Dolce. There was a $2400 difference between them and I was torn. My teacher seemed to lean towards the Dolce too until I divulged the origin and case closed. I got the Miya
The Miya was the superior flute really, but that Pearl had such an amazing color (sound). It sang.
...but it was made in Taiwan. Doh! So not for me.