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?"
There are several structural reasons and adjustment issues that could cause a new flute to play sharper than you are accustomed.
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:
Before shopping for an instrument, you should know your budget, the sound you want, and how long you would like the instrument to last.
There is no agreement on this question and I doubt there ever will be. Generally but not absolutely speaking this is the disagreement.
These are the suggestions that I give to people who are searching for a new flute.
A great deal of the cost of a flute is workmanship. A well made flute will last longer, be more reliable,
Yes. There will be a nominal fee associated with examining a flute and providing an assessment of its condition.
Yes. There will be a nominal fee associated with examining a flute and providing you with a letter of appraisal.