My name is Sam and I was given a flute from a family member before they passed on as a gift in hope I would learn to play it. Unfortunately I have not had time to commit at all and am in a bit of financial trouble so I need to sell the flute, however I am having a bit of trouble determining the value of the flute as I know very little about them. I have uploaded some pictures of the flute to my dropbox in hope that someone here may be able to assist by looking at the pictures. I have identified that it is a Trevor James Virtuoso, however I am not sure if it has any additional features as I can see there are quite substantial price differences between the models of Virtuoso and the additional keys/features they may have. I would be extremely happy if someone could assist me.
The link to the gallery is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2q4kaa691j32ryn/d5MG5l8i5l
Thanks for your time!
Re: Please help me identify this flute! 14:53 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Your flute is an older Virtuoso model with Y arms. Now they are produced with pointed arms on the keys (y-arms have flat tops). From your pictures it looks like just the headjoint is silver while the rest is plated. The key specifications are open hole (french) keys with Y arms, offset G with split E, and C foot. A quick search shows there are many variations of the Virtuoso model so it may be marked elsewhere with more identifying marks for model indication. Good luck!