What are the better brands of flutes?

Which ones sound the best? My daughter needs new one. She has played for several years and plans to continue.

6 Answers

  • Paloma
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Is she in high school? How old is she? What level is she? What price range are you looking for? Is she going to plan on majoring in Music? or is she going to keep playing for fun?

    If she is in High School or advanced Middle School, not planning to major in music. These flutes will be a very good option for her.

    Yamaha: YFL-361H $1109

    Sterling silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and keys, French or open hole, offset G, B footjoint


    Gemeinhardt: 3SHB $810

    Sterling silver headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and mechanism, French or open hole, inline G, B footjoint.


    Powell/Sonare: SF5BEF $940

    Handmade sterling silver Powell Signature headjoint, silver plated body and foot, offset G, split E mechanism, french or open hole, B footjoint, drawn tone holes, stainless steel springs, Y-arm keys


    If your daughter is an advanced high school student or college student, playing flute as an amature. These are some great options for her:

    Sankyo: CF-201BN $2500

    Etude model: Sterling silver handcut headjoint, silver plated nickel silver body, footjoint and mechanism, French or Plateau, offset G, B footjoint, pointed key arms, NEL, drawn tone holes, silver plated finish, 0.40mm tubing


    Yamaha: YFL-674H $2699

    Sterling silver handcut EC headjoint, sterling silver body and footjoint, silver plated keys, French or open hole, offset G, split E mechanism, B footjoint, pointed key arms, drawn tone holes, white gold springs


    Haynes: Classic Q1 $2450

    Sterling silver handcut headjoint, silver plated body, footjoint and keys, French or open hole, inline or offset G, pointed key arms, drawn tone holes, .016" tubing, Straubinger pads, B footjoint.


    If your daughter would like to major in music. You should email me. Those flute have more options and specifications. They also cost as much as a car.

    Good Luck and if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

    Source(s): I am the flute professor at Long Island Conservatory and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy.
  • 1 decade ago

    The best flutes are 20K - the maker is Murasaki or Murawaki, something like that. They are custom made flutes.

    That's prob. too expensive. So try Yamaha.

    I have a Bundy flute which is bottom of the line as far as flutes go. But I get an excellent tone out of it. Music comes from within. It's the player not the instrument.

    For your daughter, a bundy, armstrong or geminherdt (sp?) should be fine.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Geimenhardt would be my first suggestion, followed by Yamaha and Selmer. A good music store will have several models to try. Have her play a few and see which ones she likes to tone(sound) on and play easily for her. If she is planning on continuing, look at the intermediate models, just above the student ones.

    Source(s): Music teacher
  • 1 decade ago

    I tried many different ones when I bough my flute several years ago, and like the Pearl that I bought the best. I thought it had the prettiest tone and was the easiest to play. And I still love it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The list of best flutes for professionals ( like me) and step-up flutes for your daughter would be different. I would recommend Pearl, Yamaha, Azumi (made by Altus) Emerson, and Trevor James.

  • 1 decade ago


    anything on this list is what you will want. have her try them out in a music store and then buy it from here, it is much cheeper. also have a professional or her music teacher come with you

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