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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:51 pm 
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Hello, i´m a boehm flute student and i would like to try an Irish flute. My budget is around 500€ and i live in spain. I have been researching and it´s crazy, i´m more confused now than before: delrin, wood, prattern, rudall, tunable, not tunable...

I saw a McNeela African Blackwood Flute on McNeela´s web for only 449€ and i loved it but i don´t know if it´s good. I would like to hear another opinion before throw and waste my money :D

I saw Copley, M&E, Somers and Vicenzo di Mauro flutes. I liked Copley too but he lives in USA :sniffle: I would like to have a keyless flute (yeah i´m tired my boehm flute keys) with good sound, loud and good response. Well guys, sorry for my english and thanks in advance for the help.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:10 pm 
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Tony Millyard's flutes are also around similar range, and have seen a lot of people say god things about them here. I haven't tried them, but perhaps someone else can chime in....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:19 pm 
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Thank you mate, i wil keep an eye :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:23 pm 
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500 Euros seems a pretty good budget for a first flute! With that in mind, Jemtheflute's directory of flutemakers could be worth perusing. Such a budget could also get you a good pre-owned flute. Others are much more qualified to comment on the merits of specific flutes and flutemakers.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:29 am 
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There are many great flutes out there but I understand the difficulty in feeling comfortable about making a decision.

I recently bought a delrin keyless from Francois Baubet which I love. I have several other flutes but this is what I play every day. It's a rudall type with short foot in D. Great tone, strong low D, very efficient in terms of air requirement, and relatively light for a Delrin (which is why I asked for the short foot).

He's based in Ireland and the flute I have comes in below your budget.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:11 am 
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Yo encargaría una flauta en delrin a Francois Baubet ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:19 am 
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Tony Dixon 3 piece delrin, Damian Thompson delrin, 2 (& 3) piece flutes, M&E are good too, but are heavier.

These are makers flutes that I own & enjoy.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:53 am 
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Your English is fine. See my reply on the thread 'Beginner question Pratten vs Rudall'. Chet


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