Rick, while I’d be happy to sell my Byrne, I’d recommend buying Kevin’s wood Copley (go for the lined headjoint with tuning slide) as I think that would be a better fit for you. I’ve owned several Copley flutes (both wood and Delrin) and played a few more, all were easy players and each sounded great. I still have a Delrin keyless Copley that I have owned for many years with no plans of selling, they are excellent flutes. My Byrne is a fantastic flute, but it requires a more focused embouchure tuned specifically to this style of flute and as such could give you problems.rick alan wrote: ↑Thu Feb 16, 2023 3:01 am
Hi Loren! I'm glad you commented. I attempted to contact you through the "for sale" forums but I'm unfortunately too new here and do not have that privilege.
I'm not opposed to spending money on high-quality instruments, so I think I'll go the wood route as I'd just want to upgrade quickly anyways. Will the Byrne frustrate me to death (coming from Boehm) or do you think it's a fine landing place?
Kevin is standup guy, he’s been around the forum forever and you won’t have any problems buying a flute from him. Plus, at $800., you just aren’t going to find a better flute for the money - the Copley is as good as flutes twice the price.
Hope this helps, and good luck with your project!