Professional or Intermediate Flutes (listed in alphabetical order)

ARMSTRONG

Armstrong Model 103 (Newer model)
Open Holes, C foot, OFF SET G/G#, silver plate, brand new case. Serviced with good pads. $275

SOLD
Armstrong Model 90
Older Professional model flute.Closed Hole, B, foot, Solid silver Head, Body and Foot; older model; nice pads
$450

SOLD
Armstrong Model 80
Older model. Very Solid. Open Holes, B, foot, Solid silver Head, Body and Foot
older model; All new yellow pads, (repadded by us), polished, and in excellent shape. Does not have the Gizmo key on this one. Great price! $550

SOLD
Armstrong Model 800B
Open Hole, B, foot, Solid silver Head, Body and Foot; Gold lip plate. NEWER model; EXCELLENT condition with all new pads!
$800
(Price brand new now is $1607)
SOLD
Armstrong Model 303 (older model)
Solid Silver Head, silver plated body, C-foot; Open Holes, Excellent pads! Serviced and plays great!
$375

SOLD
ARMSTRONG Heritage, 60B
This is a great playing flute, practically in new condition from a short term, evidently, foray in the high end flute market by Armstrong. It really plays almost like these high end Japanese made flutes like Muramastu, for example. From the internet we found these quotes we would like to use:
"From the little information that I could find the new Heritage line 61/60B lived a short life span, not too sure on the politics involved, but was part of Armstrong’s venture in producing a reasonable priced semi-professional flute by having it manufactured in China, I believe, so not to be confused with the Vintage Heritage line."

"RETURNING TO THE HERITAGE Line tradition of quality instruments. Armstrong has introduced a new line of alto and C flutes. "Flutists are asking for instruments with premium performance and feature characteristics at accessible prices," said Gerardo Discepolo, flute product manager. "The new Heritage line has been developed with these goals in mind, offering great value and providing performance that is truly deserving of the Heritage legacy."
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/armstrong ... 0112862433

“With direct comparison to my 80B SS (1999) the 60B once properly setup and adjusted is IMHO a definite step up from the 80B. Although the 80B gives confidence of a well-machined instrument the 60B has that slight hand assembled appearance, even the pads have been individual shimmed for performance, I checked. The hand cut embouchure took a little bit of adjustment over the P4 on the 80B, but is open to more flexibility and octave changing, where as the P4 is overcut for ease of playing but not as open for express ability.

Over all I found it comparable to the Altus 907, the Muramatsu and Sankyo appeared better made, but I’m relying from memory.
For the price for which I paid, a quarter of the original $2400 suggested retail, I’m happy with my purchase but only time will tell if it will hold up as well as the older Armstrongs.

As a foot note I’d like to add that having been out of the loop for quite awhile I was a bit overwhelmed to find that there are so many manufactures out there, many unknown, mostly from China, with the same specs, pointed arms, open holed, b foot, sterling silver, etc as the more established ($$$$) manufacturers starting a at a 10th the price so there is no way of knowing what quality of flute is being sold so it’s probably safer to stick with established lines even though their lower models are made in China and elsewhere. Interesting enough though is that Armstrong apparently has moved everything back to the States, “Made in USA”…”

Ours is in excellent shape. Really fairly new looking with very little use, excellent like new pads. Excellent case Price fair at $1050.00

ARTLEY
EMERSON
Emerson EF6 Flute Open Hole Sterling Silver Headjoint, #56226
The Emerson French style (open hole) step-up flute is perfect for the growing flutist. Silver-plated body, French cups and responsive headjoint options all help the upcoming flutist meet new challenges.
Features:
• Made in Armstrong/Emerson Factory in Elkhart Indiana J USA J
• Sterling Silver Headjoint, Silver Plated Body.
• Semi Professional with Open Holes, Low B (with Gizmo Key)
• Silver Plated Body
• Plastic Hard shell Case
Completely repadded with all new pads by us. Polished with no plating loss.
Priced well at $595.00
GEMEINHARDT
Used Gemeinhardt Solid Silver KGG X (#414387)
Custom Open Hole Flute in very good condition. This flute would make a great step-up option for the advancing flute student. Features include: Sterling Silver Head, Body, and Foot Joints, Inline G key, and a B foot joint.  Recently repadded and polished. Great Step Up Pro Flute! Tested and it plays marvelously with a full, gorgeous sound! $1000.00
Gemeinhardt 3SB
Our second one of these great models. Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G# Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great!
$700
Gemeinhardt 3SB #675187 (Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#, has the Gizmo key)
Tried and true professional model Gemeinhardt.  Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#; has the Gizmo key! Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great!
$700
Gemeinhardt M3S #616620 (Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#, has the Gizmo key)
Earlier version of the Gemeinhardt 3SB. Seemingly not too far behind the 3SB model. Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#, has the Gizmo key! Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great! Affordable price!
$650
Gemeinhardt 3SB
Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G# Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Polished body. Does have plating loss on area with name and model and serial lettering; discounted accordingly. Plays great!
$600
Gemeinhardt M3S, #602451 (solid Silver, Open Hole, low C, Inline G/G#)
Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; C-foot, open hole, inline G/G#. Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high-grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great!
$600
Gemeinhardt M3S, #601319 (solid Silver, Open Hole, low C, Inline G/G#)
Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; C-foot, open hole, inline G/G#. Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high-grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great!
$600
Used Gemeinhardt Solid Silver KGG V #20542
Custom Open Hole Flute in very good condition. This flute would make a great step-up option for the advancing flute student. Features include: Sterling Silver “Custom”  Head Joint, Silver plated Body and Foot Joints, Inline G key, and a C foot joint.  Recently repadded and polished. (Some plating loss on the body where it rests in the left hand.) Great Step Up Intermediate Flute! Tested and it plays marvelously with a full, gorgeous sound! $550.00
Gemeinhardt 3S
solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys C-foot, open hole, nice pads! Very clean finish! $550
Gemeinhardt 3SH
Solid silver head, silverplated body and keys, in-line G, C-foot, open hole, nice pads and great finish $500
Gemeinhardt M2S, #221688 (solid Silver, closed hole, low C, Off-Set G/G#)
Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; C-foot, closed hole, off-set G/G# Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade white, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great!
$450
Gemeinhardt 30, #439424. (Off-Set G/G#. Silver plated, low C, open holes.)
This has a little wear, but we polished it up, had it Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Different from the conventional Gemeinhardt model 3 in that it has the Off-Set G/G#. $450
Gemeinhardt model 3
Open Hole, C foot, silver plate. Newly Repadded! $350
SOLD
Gemeinhardt 30B, #K86409 (Off-Set G/G#) also silver-plated body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, has the Gizmo key.)
Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. This has a clean body, but whoever played must have had an acidic touch, as there is plating loss on some of the main stack keys. And we actually put a brand new embouchure plate on this as this was tarnished. We brought this beautiful flute back to life and it Plays great! And has the Off-Set G/G#!  Affordable price!
$599
SOLD
Gemeinhardt 30SB, #702287. Off-Set G/G#!
Contemporary Pro flute. Probably only 2-3 years old. Bought from adult hobbiest who did not play much, BUT was a heavy smoker, so we had pads replaced anyway (!) Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, Off-set G/G#! Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Very little finish wear. Plays great!
$850
SOLD
Gemeinhardt "KG Ltd"
This like the KG Special listed in this section, with the special, valued "J1" head joint, this one gold plated, solid silver,
but with silver plated (not solid silver) body, and foot, with silver-plated keys. Open-hole, low B foot, inline G, plugs for open holes. This is definitely a step above the regular Gemeinhardt 3SHB models. Hard case with Black naugahyde soft cover. Excellent pads.
Asking $750
SOLD
Gemeinhardt 3B
Silver Plated body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#, Gizmo key for the high C. Got everything else except for the solid silver head and/or body. Serviced  Nice pads! Very clean finish! Good Price
$400
SOLD
Gemeinhardt "KG Special", #97959 (dates to the mid late 1990’s)
This with the special, valued KG Custom "J1" head joint with Gold plated embouchure plate. Professional solid sterling silver head joint, body, and foot with silver-plated keys. Open-hole, low B foot, inline G, plugs for open holes. This is a special model only made for certain key Gemeinhardt dealers and is like a 3SB which has been upgraded with professional white gold springs French cut keys. For the serious flutist... will go through high school, college and beyond. Hard case with Black Naugahyde soft cover. Completely serviced with ALL NEW pads, completely refurbished by a master Flute repair technician. Has the Gizmo key. Asking $1100.00
SOLD
Gemeinhardt 3B (With Gemeinhardt Solid Silver Head Joint)
Solid Silver Head Joint, Silver Plated body, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#, Gizmo key for the high C. Got everything else except for the solid silver head and/or body. Serviced  Nice pads! Very clean finish!
*Model says 3B, which normally with a Silver Plated Head joint; this one comes with the aforementioned. Solid Silver Head Joint. Good Price
$475
 
SOLD
Gemeinhardt 3SB
Solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys; B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G# Excellent pads! Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Polished body.
$750
SOLD
Gemeinhardt 3SHB
solid silver head, GOLD-Plated Embouchure/Lip plate, silverplated body and keys, B-foot, open hole, in-line G/G#; ,nice pads and great finish. Recently repadded and polished. Great Step Up Intermediate Flute! $550.00
HAYNES
Amadeus (Model AF800SE) by Wm. S. Haynes & Co. #10659443
Haynes Amadeus AF800SE silver flute in near mint condition. The Amadeus 800 is a discontinued model. The specs are: Haynes Classic sterling silver (.925) hand-cut headjoint, with silver riser, silver-plated body and mechanism, drawn tone holes, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, (.016") tubing, offset G, B footjoint. !Hardly any use on it and pads and finish look like new.  All keys move freely and the pads/corks are in excellent condition. $1600
JUPITER
Jupiter JFL-611R-II Flute (current model JFL1000RBO) #802237
Silver Plated body and keys plus a Sterling Silver headjoint give the Jupiter JFL-611R-II (current model: JFL1000RBO) a full rich tone. Features open hole design, B foot and offset G/G#. Comes with French case, made by Gator, made for pro low B flutes, excellent condition.
FEATURES:
.925 Sterling Silver Headjoint offers the player a darker, richer tone with greater warmth, projection, and power
B Footjoint extends the range of the instrument to low B as well as providing a darkened tonal color to the instrument
Split E Mechanism dramatically improves the response of high E resulting in better pitch and more accurate overtones
Excellent condition! Great pads! Serviced! Good Price! $550

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SELMER
Selmer Omega
Very nice underrated professional model flute by the Selmer company! Solid Silver, Gold lip plate, Gold plated keys, some engraving, Low B, InLine G/G#. Fairly new looking. Serviced with excellent pads; plays very well! $700
YAMAHA
Yamaha YFL-881 flute (no serial number)
French model, inline G, B foot joint, and gizmo key. Sterling silver CY cut head joint. Silver body, foot joint, and keys. French-style pad cups and arms, hand cut embouchure hole, handmade. Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss. Plays great! $3000
Yamaha Professional Flute Model YFL-687HCT #058590
Inline G, B footjoint, C# Trill Key- sterling silver handcut headjoint, sterling silver body with silver-plated mechanism, pinned mechanism, drawn tone holes, French (open hole) model, pointed key arms, gold springs, (.018 standard) tubing, A=442, Straubinger Phoenix pads, inline G (687), C# trill on this one, B footjoint. Handmade in Japan.
Excellent condition! Looks pretty darn new! Pads look new. Serviced. Good price on this one!
Priced new at $3999.99 (From the Flute Center of New York)
Sold here for $2300. In great condition
Yamaha YFL-581 flute (YFL-687H/HV by the current numbering/model system)
In-Line G/G#, B foot, "Heavy Wall".
Head: Sterling Silver w/o Gold Lip Plate
Body: Sterling Silver
Foot: B or C, Sterling Silver
Key Style: French (Open Holes)
Mechanism: Inline G
Keys: silver-plated
Special Keys: Split E / Gizmo
Arms: French Pointed
Springs: White Gold
Excellent condition with high grade yellow pads in very good shape. Very good finish with no plating loss.
Priced new at $3761.99
Sold here for $1995. In great condition
Yamaha YFL-481II Intermediate/Professional Model Flute #317483A
This 481II is a professional Yamaha model. Online they are calling it “Intermediate” but it is really a professional model.  The newer model is the YFL-482, just introduced in the last year or so and this retails commonly for $2255.99. Ours is sold much less expensively here. Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, AND Solid Silver body and foot; Inline G/G#, low B-foot. *All new repad with high grade yellow pads, done so by a master technician. Has the Gizmo key. Polished and in a nice original case with protective cover. $1175.00.
Yamaha YFL-365 Intermediate Flute, #302797
Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, silver-plated body and foot; low B-foot; Off Set G/G# WOW!; Has the Gizmo key; Completely repadded by us with all new high quality pads. Polished by us. Great sounding flute! $850
Yamaha YFL-381 Intermediate Flute, #320545
Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, silver-plated body and foot; low B-foot; In line G/G#; Has the Gizmo key; Mostly brand new pads; others look new. Polished by us. Great sounding flute!
$750
 
Yamaha YFL-261
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate. OFFSET G/G#! Completely serviced with ALL NEW pads, completely refurbished by a master Flute repair technician. Very clean, polished, in great condition $525
Yamaha YFL-265S, #011004 (with low B foot)
Open Holes, silver plate. OFFSET G/G#! we added/substituted a Yamaha Low B foot to this. (No Gizmo key). So you have essentially an intermediate flute but silver plated. Completely serviced with ALL NEW pads, completely refurbished by a master Flute repair technician. Very clean, polished, in great condition $525
Yamaha YFL-285SII
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate. Very clean, polished, in great condition $395
Yamaha YFL-285S
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate, good finish, good pads $350
SOLD
Yamaha YFL-385 Intermediate Flute
Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, silver-plated body and foot; low B-foot; No Gizmo key; All new pads. Polished by us.
$650
SOLD
Yamaha YFL-381 Intermediate Flute
Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, silver-plated body and foot; low B-foot;  Gizmo key,; Serviced with very nice pads. Very clean finish.
$685
SOLD
Yamaha YFL-471 Solid Silver “.925” Allegro Professional model Flute
This 471 Allegro is a professional Yamaha model. Commonly sold only in music stores, this pro flute was purchased recently from a high school student who bought it locally about 3-4 years ago brand new, didn’t appear to use it much. It looks pretty new.  Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, AND Solid Silver body and foot; low B-foot. PLUS gold-plated embouchure plate. PLUS THE OFF SET G AND G#!  Like newish pads in excellent shape. Has the Gizmo key on this one. $1245.00.
SOLD
Yamaha YFL-481II Professional Model Flute
This 481II is a professional Yamaha model. Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, AND Solid Silver body and foot; low B-foot. PLUS, gold-plated embouchure plate.  Completely serviced with ALL NEW pads, completely refurbished by a master Flute repair technician. Has the Gizmo key $1199.00
SOLD
Yamaha YFL-481II Professional model Flute
This 481II is a professional Yamaha model. Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, AND Solid Silver body and foot; low B-foot. Completely repadded by a master repair person with all new high grade yellow, professional pads. Very clean, Polished body, no plating loss (save for Ab/G# has some wear on it), and in excellent shape. Does not have the Gizmo key on this one. Ready to go! $1050.00.