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Professional Flutes

Flute Buying Guide
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  1. Top Rated
    Azumi AZ3 Flute
    Azumi AZ3 Flute
    Starting at $2,359.00
  2. Best Seller
    Haynes Q1 Classic Sterling Silver Flute
    Starting at $3,450.00
  3. Best Seller
    Powell-Sonare Professional Flute Sterling Silver Body, Y-Arms, Signature Headjoint with Rose Gold Lip Plate/Crown
    $2,550.00
  4. Best Seller
    Yamaha Professional 677H Series Flute Offset G
    Starting at $3,761.99
  5. Altus 907 Series Handmade Flute
    Altus 907 Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $3,950.00
  6. Altus 807 Series Handmade Flute
    Altus 807 Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $2,850.00
  7. Gemeinhardt Galway Crusader 33 Series Flute Inline G
    Starting at $1,695.00
  8. Pearl Flutes 695 Dolce Vigore Professional Series Open Hole Flute
    $2,528.50
  9. Pearl Flutes 795 Elegante Series Flute
    Starting at $2,598.70
  10. Pearl Flutes Dolce Series Professional Flute
    $1,796.00
    Open Box From:
    $1,436.80
  11. Yamaha Professional 577H Series Flute Offset G
    Starting at $2,785.99
  12. Yamaha YFL-874HW Handmade Wooden Flute
    $9,585.99
  13. BURKART Resona 300 Flute with Sterling Silver Body and Headjoint with 14K Gold Riser
    Starting at $4,880.00
  14. Haynes Q4 Classic Sterling Silver Flute
    Starting at $9,550.00
  15. Best Seller
    Haynes Q3 Classic Sterling Silver Flute
    Starting at $6,950.00
  16. Gemeinhardt Model 23SSB Professional Flute
    $3,199.00
  17. Pearl Flutes Quantz 765 Series Professional Flute
    Starting at $2,282.80
  18. Di Zhao DZ 600 Professional Flute
    Di Zhao DZ 600 Professional Flute
    $1,850.00
  19. Di Zhao DZ 700 Professional Flute
    Di Zhao DZ 700 Professional Flute
    $2,242.00
  20. Altus 5207 Series 14K Gold Handmade Flute
    Starting at $28,000.00
  21. Altus 1307 Series Handmade Flute
    Altus 1307 Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $9,075.00
  22. Altus 5407 Series 14K Gold Handmade Flute
    Starting at $33,200.00
  23. Altus 1507 Series Handmade Flute
    Altus 1507 Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $12,800.00
  24. Altus 1307 Heavy Wall Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $9,250.00
  25. Altus PS Series Handmade Flute
    Altus PS Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $14,500.00
  26. Altus 1107 Series Handmade Flute
    Altus 1107 Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $6,250.00
  27. Altus Atsui Platinum Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $14,950.00
  28. Altus 1507 Heavy Wall Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $13,150.00
  29. Altus Limited Series Handmade Flute
    Starting at $16,000.00
  30. Gemeinhardt Galway Crusader 33 Series Flute Offset G
    Starting at $1,695.00
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Flutes have a long history - the longest, in fact, of any musical instrument on record. The earliest known flutes are estimated around 40,000 years old, and though they didn't have much in common with a modern concert flute, they could still be considered something like a great-great-great-(etc.)-grandfather to the professional flutes found in this section. Unlike their ancient wooden ancestors or their contemporary relative, the piccolo, these flutes are virtually all metal: usually sterling silver for a professional model. Differences tend to be subtle, but those little details can easily be the deciding factors in finding the best fit for your personal playing style.

Of course, there's still room for exceptions: in the case of the Yamaha YFL-874HW Handmade Wooden Flute, the difference from standard instruments is anything but subtle - and it's one of the only flutes you'll find still made of wood. It's fashioned from grenadilla, which is the same wood that's used in piccolos, clarinets and oboes. Yamaha uses the same curing process for this flute as they do for those instruments as well, which promises a long lifespan and good crack-resistance to keep the flute playing like new as long as it's taken care of.

While Yamaha's wooden flute is definitely an impressive option, there are plenty of ensembles and musical styles that will demand a standard metal design instead, and thankfully there are all kinds of those here to choose from. For instance, the Pearl Flutes Dolce Series Professional Flute is an accessible option for the pro player on a budget. On the other hand, if you're one of the most discerning flautists in town, you might prefer the peerless craftsmanship and gold risers on the Haynes Handmade Drawn Tonehole Model Professional Flute, which is available with your choice of inline or offset G.

An instrument is like an extension of the player's own body, so it makes perfect sense that every musician has his or her own tastes and preferences when it comes to picking one out. That goes double for players at the pro level, so as you approach this lineup of professional flutes, it might help to prepare an advance checklist of the traits you're looking for. Then you can easily sort the selection by material, plating, weight, features, key design and more, which makes it surprisingly easy to narrow down your options.
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