gold pearl dolce???

gold pearl dolce???

gold pearl dolce???    22:16 on Saturday, February 25, 2012          

(18 points)
Posted by alex411

ok, so my aunt thought she had a maesta supreme from pearl.. its 14k rose gold.. but i looked at the body of it and it says under pearl that its a dolce!! it IS 14k gold, but she bought it when she was in hs and shes now in her 30's for 5-8000 she cant remember.. so anyone who might know, did they ever make a gold dolce?? or why a maesta made a while ago might say dolce??

Re: gold pearl dolce???    10:42 on Sunday, February 26, 2012          

(657 points)
Posted by JButky

Only the recent Dolces are made in Taiwan. There were many dolce models through the years that were Japan made flutes where they offered gold plating. These were excellent flutes and most often came with a pro Japan headjoint on them..There is no gold plating on current Taiwan flutes unless it was done aftermarket outside of our factory.

Joe B

Re: gold pearl dolce???    11:03 on Sunday, February 26, 2012          

(175 points)
Posted by cflutist

Can't speak for Japan, but in the US, solid gold flutes are stamped with 10K, 14K, 18K etc. on the headjoint, body, and footjoint.

Re: gold pearl dolce???    18:37 on Friday, March 02, 2012          

(15 points)
Posted by whiteandproud

Sounds like your Aunts flute is plated in gold and not a real gold flute. Pearl does such good plating jobs on their flutes that sometimes it is hard to tell. Why would your Aunt lead you to believe that is was a real gold flute?


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