Professional or Intermediate Flutes (listed in alphabetical order)

ARMSTRONG

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

Armstrong Model 80
Older model. Very Solid. Open Holes, B, foot, Solid silver Head, Body and Foot
older model; All new yellow pads. Great price! $550This 481 is a professional Yamaha model. Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, AND Solid Silver body and foot; low B-foot. All new pads (repadded by us), polished, and in excellent shape. Does not have the Gizmo key on this one. Have two of these, ready to go! $1050.00

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

Armstrong Model 103 (older model)
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate, $225
Armstrong Model 303 (older model)
Solid Silver Head, silver plated body, B-foot; Open Holes
$375
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)
ARTLEY
GEMEINHARDT
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
Used Gemeinhardt Solid Silver KGG X
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
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!
$650
Gemeinhardt 3S
solid silver body, head, foot; silver-plated keys C-foot, open hole, nice pads! Very clean finish! $550
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
 
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

Gemeinhardt model 3
Open Hole, C foot, silver plate. Newly Repadded! $350

SOLD
Gemeinhardt 3SHB
solid silver head, Silver 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! $500.00

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
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 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 3SH
Solid silver head, silverplated body and keys, in-line G, C-foot, open hole, nice pads and great finish $500
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
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-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
Yamaha YFL-481 Professional model Flute
This 481 is a professional Yamaha model. Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, AND Solid Silver body and foot; low B-foot. All new pads (repadded by us), polished, and in excellent shape. Does not have the Gizmo key on this one. Have two of these, ready to go! $1050.00
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 very good pads, several new ones. Has the Gizmo key $1100.00
Yamaha YFL-381 Intermediate Flute
Open Holes; Solid Silver Head joint, silver-plated body and foot; low B-foot; Has the Gizmo key; Mostly brand new pads; others look new. Polished by us.
$700
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
Yamaha YFL-285SII
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate. Very clean, polished, in great condition $395
Yamaha YFL-285SII
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate, $350
Yamaha YFL-285SII
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate, $300
Yamaha YFL-281
Open Holes, C foot, silver plate, $350. (Have 2 of these in stock) 
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-581 flute (YFL-684H/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 $3196.
Sold here for $1700
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