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 New flute or not?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2017-09-24 15:29


i have a sankyo artist flute. I assume about 20 years old. I have owned it for 10 is gorgeous to play. very free blowing and projecting. (my temby and my 1995 yamaha flute required an awful lot of air comparatively)

It has no split E, and no C# trill. not sure of the age, but it has a gold plated head.

A new sankyo equivalent is $8000, and then it would be a bit more to get the c# trill key.

So my question is...

Is it better to get my old sankyo rep added and serviced?

Or is it better to get a cheaper flute, so the springs etc are all new, and put my sankyo head in it?

Or are the new cheaper flutes (thinking, yamaha, pearl or trevor james) having head joints comparable to the older sankyo in projection?

So my flute is comparable to the sankyo 401. Would a sankyo 201 be a good compromise... or is it likely that i would quickly find nickel just doesn't cut it for me? (I haven't played a nickel flute for a long time.. but I am aware that theoretically the metal used shouldn't make a difference to the sound, and most of the sound is from the head joint)

Would the cheaper brands (yamaha/trevor janes in particular) have the longevity of mechanism that a sankyo would.

Does mechanism get tired?

Sorry for the million questions. I have my performance diploma in three months.. not the best time to realise the pads on my flute have reached the end of their life.

thanks in advance

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