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Grover-Trophy Flutophone Black R401

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The Grover Trophy Flutophone is an excellent instrument to teach the proper method of breathing and fingering of a wind instrument. The flutophone is...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Grover Trophy Flutophone is an excellent instrument to teach the proper method of breathing and fingering of a wind instrument. The flutophone is well made from very durable plastic and perfect for the beginner or classroom environment. The Grover Trophy Flutophone is available in black (R401) or white (R400) finish.


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Grover-TrophyFlutophone
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Great sound (4)
  • Excellent craftsmanship (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (6)
  • As a toy (5)
  • Performance (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Flutophone over Songflute

I own both the Trophy Flutophone and the Conn Songflute. The Flutophone is longer than the Songflute by almost 2 inches, but the distance between the holes on each is nearly exactly the...Read complete review

I own both the Trophy Flutophone and the Conn Songflute. The Flutophone is longer than the Songflute by almost 2 inches, but the distance between the holes on each is nearly exactly the same. However, I choose the Flutophone over the Songflute for the following reasons. The Flutophone is able to play a full chromatic scale while the Songflute is not. The Flutophone can stand upright on its bell which is useful for storage and drying. The mouthpiece of the Flutophone can be adjusted for intonation, or removed completely for cleaning purposes; the Songflute is all one piece. The Flutophone has more tone and less breathiness than the Songflute.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad intonation

I bought a few of these to teach children. Unfortunately they are quite out of tune. By that I mean intonation. There is a head joint adjustment but it only makes things worse....Read complete review

I bought a few of these to teach children. Unfortunately they are quite out of tune. By that I mean intonation. There is a head joint adjustment but it only makes things worse. All the way in and the top notes are in tune while the lower notes are about a half step sharp. Pull it out and the difference approaches a whole tone. Too bad because with modern injection molding they all could be perfectly in tune if they were designed correctly.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure joy for children

By OttoMatick-o23Xt

from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Intonation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As a toy

    Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

    I purchased 10 of these for stocking gifts, but the grandkids were here that day so I just ended up passing them out to everyone as a tickler gift and my lord the kids loved them. 10 of these at once sounds like an orchestra tuning. Then i told the kids there is a 20 for the first one to play happy birthday by ear they went nuts... from the 5 yr old to the 16 yr old were trying to figure out that tune, which led to an explanation of the C major scale to help them along the way... pure joy and i know someday soon i will be out a 20 to one of the grand kids... lol...

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The standard

    By ElemMusTchr

    from Missouri

    Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

    I taught elementary school music for 30 years----every year I taught about 100 4th graders to play flutophones. The range is one octave and one note. Fingering is simple compared to recorder. Blowing is more forgiving than recorders. Overall, a great beginning instrument to learn on.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better than the average recorder!

    By Anonymous Rockstar

    from Pittsburgh, PA

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    Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

    If you've ever played an LMI or other standard plastic recorder, the sound is usually cheap and unpleasant. This little thing, however, somehow manages to capture a really good sound for it's extremely low price. It is plastic, so it's good for kids, and it's especially a good buy for somebody who can't afford a regular flute, or even somebody who just wants to play more instruments. I definitely recommend grabbing one of these and toying with it with another purchase. The price will barely touch your wallet, and it's a ton of fun to play around with.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Flutophone over Songflute

    By Archaelobsteryx

    from Gainesville, FL

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    Pros

    • Adjustable Mouthpiece
    • Can Play Chromatic Scale
    • Durable
    • Good For Small Hands
    • Stands Upright On Bell

    Cons

    • Not Perfectly In Tune

    Best Uses

    • Children's Music Ed
    • Introduction To Winds
    • Novelty Sound

    Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

    I own both the Trophy Flutophone and the Conn Songflute. The Flutophone is longer than the Songflute by almost 2 inches, but the distance between the holes on each is nearly exactly the same. However, I choose the Flutophone over the Songflute for the following reasons. The Flutophone is able to play a full chromatic scale while the Songflute is not. The Flutophone can stand upright on its bell which is useful for storage and drying. The mouthpiece of the Flutophone can be adjusted for intonation, or removed completely for cleaning purposes; the Songflute is all one piece. The Flutophone has more tone and less breathiness than the Songflute.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Down Memory Lane

    By spirittoo

    from Conneaut, Ohio

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As a toy
      • Learning Music
      • Practice

      Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

      When I was in grade school back in the 60's ...yeah I know ... I'm old ... well sir I remember getting one of these in my music class.

      I lost it long ago or maybe it was just thrown out due to wear I don't know which, but for the price I got one to play around with.

      The tone quality is something to be desired, but let's face it ... it's a flutophone, I don't think it is design to sound like a high price recorder of flute.

      Great buy for the price. Something for your kids ... or the kid in you if you have a love for playing music.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wild Thing

      By Tubatoothpaste

      from Central Illinois

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      Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

      This is a fun little toy. I bought it to play the instrumental on "Wild Thing," and it works great for that. The sound is perfect, and the fingerings are a lot simpler than for a 4-hole ocarina.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Kids love it

      By Jayr123

      from Phila, PA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As a toy
        • Practice

        Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

        My kids love it, it's sound is nice and loud. Great expression instrument.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love these simple instruments

        By Debzie

        from Hayward. WI

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        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Wears Easily

        Best Uses

        • As a toy
        • Performance
        • Practice

        Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

        These are great for teaching 3-6 grade music! Most of children can make these produce the correct sounds.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Flutophone-good as recorder for learners

        By acorn

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Good Entonation
        • Highly Portable
        • Plays Scales
        • Ruggedsturdy

        Cons

        • Holes Close Together

        Best Uses

        • Excellent Learner
        • Jam Sessions
        • Performance
        • Practice

        Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

        Excellent for group to learn because it is fun, and *appears* as a toy, but is a serious musical instrument. AND its made in US !!
        Would like to see the Flutophone made as tenor, and bass sizes.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great service

        By Danbcngod

        from Running Springs, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

        Very happy with fast shipping and order fulfillment

         
        1.0

        Bad intonation

        By Aaron

        from San Antonio TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As a toy

          Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

          I bought a few of these to teach children. Unfortunately they are quite out of tune. By that I mean intonation. There is a head joint adjustment but it only makes things worse. All the way in and the top notes are in tune while the lower notes are about a half step sharp. Pull it out and the difference approaches a whole tone. Too bad because with modern injection molding they all could be perfectly in tune if they were designed correctly.

           
          4.0

          Operation Christmas Child

          By RUMC

          from Concord, NC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Craftsmanship
          • Great Intonation
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

              We always include a musical instrument in the shoeboxes (ocarina, harmonica, recorder, Conn song flute). From now on it will be Flutophones.

               
              5.0

              Just as described

              By xerxescat

              from Prince Fredrick, MD

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent Craftsmanship
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice

                Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

                I bought this to introduce my pre-school aged children to the idea of music. I started my musical journey on a flutophone so I knew it would be perfect and easy for them to learn.

                 
                4.0

                This flutophone is much easier to play with special needs

                By Jennifer J

                from Huntsville, AL

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance

                  Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

                  I work with special needs children and the notes are much easier to produce on the flutophone vs. the recorder. (I believe because the holes are raised so fingers find them more easily)

                   
                  5.0

                  quick

                  By LB

                  from Knoxville, TN

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                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performance
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Grover-Trophy Flutophone:

                    Use them in general music class - the kids love them!

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