Be an informed consumer and seller.

Is this flute worth getting repaired? Am I better off getting something new rather than putting money into this?

I recently acquired a (free | really inexpensive) flute from (eBay | garage sale | pawn shop | flea market | the back of my closet | my neighbor whose child played with for 6 months and then never touched it again). Is it worth getting repaired? Am I better off getting something new rather than putting money into this?
We all want to know "Is this flute a deal?"

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Why is my new flute playing sharply?

There are several structural reasons and adjustment issues that could cause a new flute to play sharper than you are accustomed.

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What’s a Fair Price for a Used Flute?

A flute teacher with a large studio wrote recently to ask:

Hi Lori, I have a former student's family trying to sell a used, step-up flute with a B Foot:

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What flutes do you recommend buying?

Before shopping for an instrument, you should know your budget, the sound you want, and how long you would like the instrument to last.

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What kind of material makes for a better sound in a flute: silver or gold? Or maybe something else?

There is no agreement on this question and I doubt there ever will be. Generally but not absolutely speaking this is the disagreement.

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How Do I Buy a Flute?

These are the suggestions that I give to people who are searching for a new flute.

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Why do flutes vary so much in price?

A great deal of the cost of a flute is workmanship. A well made flute will last longer, be more reliable,

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Will you check out a flute that I am thinking of buying?

Yes. There will be a nominal fee associated with examining a flute and providing an assessment of its condition.

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Will you provide an insurance appraisal letter for my instrument?

Yes. There will be a nominal fee associated with examining a flute and providing you with a letter of appraisal.

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