Hey guys! First post on here in about 8-9 years!! Decided to do a throwback I guess. Anywho, lame trends aside, I was thinking about buying a new flute. I have been playing the beginner Gemeinhardt since I started playing flute nearly 11 years ago, so needless to say I need an upgrade. What I have now is actually my second one and I got that in 9th grade (I am now in my 4th year in college). What are some good flutes at a low price for intermediate-advanced players?
Also, I forgot to add, I am also trying to decide on either getting a regular C Concert flute (see original post) or even a C Piccolo. I play both. I was actually my high school's only piccolo player(: I played on a school owned one though which the head joint always fell off because I'm assuming it was extremely cheap and/or old -_-. Needless to say I am totally new at buying piccolos, but I get the feeling I am going to need one if I transfer to the University of Florida. I don't ever see any concert flautists in the band but I see MANY piccolos.
Hi! I'm sorry I can't give you a really specific answer, but what I can suggest is to go to a local music store and see if you can try out flutes. Or, you could check the website Flute World--they allow four day trials on their instruments. They do sell used and new. It would also be helpful to think about what you want on your flute--for example, open holes, in line or off set G, split E, high C facilitator,B foot, silver or plated? That can affect the price. In addition, think about setting a price before looking for flutes, that could help you narrow down your choice. I tried out a lot of flutes before upgrading (it really did help), and am really happy with my Yamaha. It may also be helpful to ask the band director/flute professor at your current college or University of Florida about what they recommend.Also, I don't know much about piccolo buying, but I think the same stuff above would apply. See what works from your budget, make a list of what you want, try out some possible choices, and in the end, pick one that makes you happy. I hope you find a suitable instrument(: