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 looking for alto flute
Author: Jaysne 
Date:   2014-01-22 07:56

I'm a doubler and occasionally alto flute comes up in Broadway show books.

It'd be neat to have my own alto, but since I'd be playing it infrequently, I don't need an expensive one.

What would be the lowest price I could expect to pay for an alto flute that will not fall apart three weeks after I get it? And any particular brands to recommend?

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 Re: looking for alto flute
Author: concertmaster3 
Date:   2014-01-23 03:23

You can sometimes find some used Armstrong's (or similar) for under $1000. I know there was one or two for sale on under the classified section. I considered buying one myself...but decided to get a bass clarinet first.

Ron Ford
Woodwind Specialist

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 Re: looking for alto flute
Author: saxhorn 
Date:   2014-05-19 04:24

Buy a DiZhao for 1800.00 you will not be disappointed
i have one!

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 Re: looking for alto flute
Author: Orinoco 
Date:   2014-08-09 17:30

I bought a second hand Yamaha flute for $250.00AUD off a local trading post bulletin board (for my girlfriend) - was well cared for and had been serviced about 3 months ago - it sounds FANTASTIC!

It is easier to play than the Nuvo flute that I bought for myself to mess around on (I'm either going to have to find another Yamaha or eventually step up my girlfriend's flute and swipe the Yamaha from her)

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 Re: looking for alto flute
Author: KenJarczyk 
Date:   2014-10-22 01:59

Just picked up a new Jupiter 500 series Alto. 2 headjoints, straight and curve-around. Fabulous sound, and that wrap-around headjoint will come in handy in cramped theater pits.

Ken Jarczyk
Woodwinds Specialist
Eb, C, Bb, A & Bass Clarinets
Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo

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 Re: looking for alto flute
Author: CocoboloKid 
Date:   2015-01-29 09:48

I second the nomination for the Di Zhao altos, they are absolutely phenomenal. I am also a big fan of the Pearl and Jupiter altos, which can very often be found at great discount in barely used condition.

Trevor James is also turning out some pretty premium-quality alto flutes at not-premium prices these days (and in some VERY fancy finishes, which may appeal to the sax player in you ;-) )

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