The Yamaha YFL-371 flute is a fantastic intermediate flute, building on the sterling silver headjoint used on the YFL-311 and using open hole ring keys.
There are several advantages to open holed flutes like the Yamaha YFL-371; the holes are said to give a slightly clearer, louder sound, because the air vibrations are less muffled; some of the third octave notes have slightly better tuning; and on some notes, extra effects can be achieved by half-holing - covering only half the hole of a depressed key, in order to bend the note sharp. These effects are especially useful in some styles of jazz or in imitating various kinds of foreign music.
Made of durable nickel silver with an attractive silver-plate finish, the Yamaha YFL371 and has excellent response and intonation. This is enhanced by the Sterling Silver headjoint which helps to produce a richer tone. When playing at an intermediate level, it is not just a case of 'what' you play, but also 'how' you play it - with a higher quality instrument you won't be held back from playing at your best.
Yamaha's new CY headjoint allows for excellent response and control, while the quality is maintained by Yamaha's unique screw resistance inserts that ensure the keys are free moving without working loose and redesigned key posts to maintain accurate rod allignment. Yamaha flutes really set the standard for quality flute making.
Intermediate model C Flute
Nickel silver body
Sterling silver headjoint and lip plate
Offset G mechanism for comfort
Ring keys - open holed
Split 'E' mechanism
2 year warranty
WHY ARE THERE TWO PRICES?
The prices reflect the level of service we can offer depending on how you buy from us:
When you buy online
If you click-and-buy a wind instrument from our website, we will offer what every other mail-order company does – boxed warehouse stock sent by courier which has passed the manufacturer’s quality control and is covered under their warranty.
When you buy in-store
The combination of natural materials and tiny variations within and between brands means every wind instrument is unique. Nothing beats trying a range of models, as well as the exact instrument you intend to purchase, until you find one that ‘works with you’.
A wind instrument is a real piece of engineering; a complex key system fixed to a body made of natural materials means they are sensitive to changes in temperature, heavy handedness and bumps. Before we hand over your new instrument, we carefully unpack it – in an attempt to protect the instrument during shipping (often from Asia), the keys are ‘packed’ with cork wedges. We have seen inexperienced people attempt this fiddly job before and bend the keys before they’ve even played their brand new instrument!
We inspect all our shop stock before it is sold to ensure you receive an instrument that meets our high standards, and we often pick up on faults that the factory’s quality control missed.
We also spend time teaching you how to handle and care for your instrument to avoid unnecessary repairs, so you are comfortable and confident and can get the most enjoyment out of it.
Add to this the other facilities we offer, including rental and finance options, part exchanges and a loan instrument if yours is in for repair, buying in-store definitely gives the best value for money.