Hello, my name is Faith and I'm 17 years old. I'm a junior in high school, and I've been playing the flute since I was in fourth grade. With that being said, I still own my fourth grade flute. The instrument is old, I believe it was used when I first got it, and has minor issues. The main things that I see wrong with it are that the pads need to be changed, the e flat key is broken (stuck down), and the instrument itself is very discolored from years of use. Being that I'm only 17 and working 8 hours a week for minimum wage, I don't have the money to fix the instrument. However, no one wants to buy an old, discolored, broken flute. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do with it? Thank you.
Re: Ideas and Suggestions 16:09 on Monday, June 12, 2017
What make of a flute is it? If it is an Armstrong you may be able to get a few bucks for it on Ebay. If it is something like a Bundy save it and show it to your grandchildren one day in the far future. By a few bucks I meant about $35 or so for a flute that needs repair. It will have far more value to you in about 20 years as a keep sake from your school years. Someday in the future you can get it repaired and you will dearly love that old flute.