How To Buy A Flute

Jean Antrim, Flute Sales Consultant

Flute Sales

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A Special Sale! Lamberson Flute #507

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Entirely Sterling Silver, and custom made in Iowa in the United States in the 1970's, a flute produced by one of the finest Artisan flute builders of the 20th century, N.D. “Tip” Lamberson. A flute with depth of tone, purity of pitch (A440), and unsurpassed key action and agility. It features Plateau keys, made of a softer silver, as was done for the older Powell’s and French flutes and has French Open holes, an inline G Key, B Foot with a 14k Gold Lip plate. The flute is completely serviced and ready to go!

As the key work is made of softer Silver, when repairs (which are rare) and maintainance are needed, always take it to highly qualified Flute repair specialist who is familiar with handling these Classic instruments. Jean can direct you to the right choice. It resides in a beautiful custom made Pear wood flute case.

I consider this exquisite flute a “Buy of the Century”, as it is not nearly as publicized or well-known, but if you “want it all”, don’t pass up this incredible instrument, you will never regret your choice (and mine). This is definitely the choice for any discriminating Flutist!

Fairly priced at $3,750.00, no tax, S&H $20.00

Call Jean to purchase this flute. 1-978-865-3479"

Back To Baroque!

Back To Baroque!

How To Buy A is now featuring quality, reasonably priced Baroque Traversos, 18th century Flute replicas.  Take advantage of the opportunity to study online via Skype® and learn to play these lovely flutes with Jean Antrim, whose expertise with this early flute has been recognized world-wide.

These flutes are made of all seaoned wood, and are easy to play even for the very beginner seeking to reproduce the authentic flute sounds and music of the 18th Century!  You have a choice of buying a handmade flute of Grenadilla, Maple, or Cocobolla woods.  And, they are tuned to a modern A440 pitch.

Listen to a live recording of this beautiful instrument by Jean and Jocelyn …

Sonata in C - 1st Movement - I. Pleyel
Performed by: Jean Antrim, Baroque Traverso, Jocelyn Chaparro, Piano

Fairly priced at $325.00, no tax or shipping.  Call Jean today to expand your musical horizons.

Back To Baroque!

New Instruments

New Roy Seaman “Storm” Piccolo

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Fantastic, Made In America by Gemeinhardt, Roy Seaman “Storm” Piccolo, Grenadite composite, silver plated keys, Conical Bore, with split E accommodation, Traditional Head joint, tuned to A442, modern pitch.

This is a truly professional Piccolo, suitable for Orchestral or Band work has a tone comparable to wood, but it will NEVER crack! Truly a buy, priced not to break your bank, with class to last!!

Your cost $1,299.00, plus $35.00, S&H, no tax. Don't miss this special instrument! Call Jean ASAP, while the present price lasts.

New Armstrong 800B flute

Armstrong 800B Flute

Armstrong 800B, made in America, All Silver, Gold Embouchure plate, and head cap, B Foot, French open Holes, in line G Key, gorgeous tone.  This is a wonderful, professional move-up flute.

New discounted price, $1,425.00 (below retail), no tax, free shipping, and includes a 1-year factory and store warranty.

New Brio! B3 Flute

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With American-made Dana Sheridan Head joint and silver keys, Sterling Silver head and body, all silver mechanism, offset G key, Gizmo, and 1 year factory warranty.

These BrioB3 flutes with the original Dana Sheridan Head joint are no longer available, and I have only 1 remaining of these wonderful flutes.  They are now on sale for $3,799.00, no tax, S & H, $20.  Last one!  This fine flute won’t last so please call ASAP.

Call Jean at 978-675-5098 or contact me via Email.

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A Journey of Discovery and Joy
Vintage Flutes for you

Experience the discovery and joy of playing, with one of these exquisite, Made in America, vintage Haynes instruments, produced during the “Golden Age of Boston Flute Making”.  The prices, despite rising prices everywhere else, are generously lower than most of the newer instruments, but will give you 5 times the value and joy.  They are made with true Sterling silver, and the Artistic craftmanship is meant to last a lifetime and more!!

Powell Flute #3668

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A Classic Instrument, Sterling Silver, French open holes, B Foot. Made in the USA by the artisans at Powell during the “Golden Age Of Boston Flute-Making”. An Aristocrat among flutes. Tuning is A440, Traditional Powell Scale. A truly professional Flute, having tone, colour, ictus, and agility!

Fairly priced at $6,500.00, no tax. S&H plus insurance shipped to USA, add $35.00.

Call Jean today to own this spectacular instrument (978) 865-3479.

Used Haynes Flute #40826


Haynes Flute #40826. This classic flute is one in a Million, it has it ALL! All silver throughout, handmade in the USA in the 1970's, B foot, French Open holes, and a D# roller key as well. The ictus, tonal capabilities, presence, tone quality, and agility are unsurpassed!

This professional instrument is perfect for all players looking for that very special flute—it will amaze you, and carry you all through your career. And the price is even more amazing — $4,500.00 no tax, shipping $20.00.

Please call Jean at 978-865-3479 to purchase your "Dream FLUTE"!

Gold Head joint, 14 KT.

Rose Gold Vivo Head Joint

Rose Gold Pearl Vivo Head Joint, in excellent condition.  This head joint, Vivo cut, is wonderful for Solo, Chamber Music, Orchestral, or Band playing.  It adds variety and color to your tone.

Fairly priced at $3,500.00, no tax.  $15.00 shipping.

Call Jean today to buy this exceptional headjoint!

Please consider one of these vintage Haynes instruments before you look any further, you will truly discover a Treasure!

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Classy Pure Silver Selmer Flutes

Please consider stepping up to a Classy Selmer Flute!  Made by the early Selmer Co, intended for Professional players, but can please all levels of Flutists!!

Selmer "Omega" Hand Made Sterling Silver Flute

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Engraved Gold Lip Plate, all Sterling Silver, B Foot, French open holes (plugged for this pix), in line G Key, drawn tone holes, deeper rich sound, with useful Double case for a Piccolo.This Exquisite flute with it's bright sound, wonderful tonal color and projection, is ideal for either the professional or advanced adult player. Overhauled, in excellent condition. It is pitced at A440. This flute had the distinction of being made and protected from sale below it's determined price, made during the 1980’s to middle ’90’s by the Selmer Company. It was a “proprietary” designation.

Note: The Selmer “Omega” line was a proprietary line offered to particular dealers, as a step-up intermediate flute, made and sold as early as the mid 1980’s thru the 1990’s. The proprietary line was first established so Internet stores couldn’t sell them (this device was used by other companies as a value protection), and some companies today still have proprietary lines as well as current production.

An unusual feature of this fine Silver flute is that it has a heavy wall thickness of silver and is .014” which gives it an added tonal depth in the 3 registers. So it is a bit heavier in weight.

Spring Sale priced at $1000.00, no tax, no shipping.

Call Jean asap as this beautiful flute won't last here for long. 978-675-5098

Please consider one of these beautiful Selmer instruments.

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Used Instruments

I have very good quality used instruments, both flutes and piccolos for sale, examples of which are listed here.  In addition, pre-owned Powell and Haynes flutes may be purchased on request.  Keep in mind that used instruments do not have warranties or return privileges.

Gemeinhardt C Flute 3SH

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This Gemeinhardt C Flute, 3SH, has a silver head joint, B foot joint, French open holed keys, and inline G key.  It is an excellent-playing flute for all levels of player, having a sweet, strong, focused tone, fine agility, and perfectly in tune, pitched at A440.

It is completely overhauled to my standards, and is a very easy playing instrument.

Please call Jean at 978-865-3479 to purchase this lovely, older but wonderfully American made, quality flute.
Price is $500.00, no tax, $20.00 S & H.

Bundy Student flute

Used Bundy Student flute

Here is an “Oldie but Goodie” Bundy Student flute, in overhauled, like new condition, a wonderful flute for any aspiring beginner, in a new case, with cleaning rod and handstrap.  Plays the complete Flute range, with ease and perfect intonation!

Grab this one at the price of $300.00, no tax, $15.00 S & H - this one won't last!  Call Jean at 1 978-675-5098, or send an email.

Brio C Piccolo

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Brio C Piccolo Composite Body, Silver head joint and keys.  Excellent concert instrument, in fine playing condition.  It has clear, projecting tone, plays up to High C, and is pitched at A-440, always in tune!

Incudes a tuning rod, and a padded outside carry case.  Has only had 1 previous owner.  Price, $800.00, no tax, no shipping to U.S.A.

Call Jean to purchase this fine instrument, and you will never have to worry about cracking, like wooden piccolos do.

Armstrong C Piccolo

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Classical Armstrong C Piccolo, composite head and body, silver keys, American made, excellent tone and pitch, plays all the highest notes with ease.  Works as a band or orchestral piccolo, being made with a conical bore.

Fairly priced, $375.00, no tax, no shipping in the USA.

Buy this little beauty today, you won’t regret it!!

Gemeinhardt C Composite Piccolo

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Gemeinhardt C Piccolo, silver plated head joint, composite body, made in the 70’s, all repadded and conditioned, excellent tone, conical bore so can be used for marching band, concert band or orchestral playing, very versatile, in a nice original, hard case with cleaning rod.  (Slight cosmetic blemishing on the keys and head joint, does not affect the tone or playability.)

This is a great buy, on sale now!  Price $250.00, no tax, no shipping.  Call Jean at 978-675-5098 today.

Contact me via email for further info and sales. Pictures upon request.

An important note about Silver and Sound
Most modern flutes marketed today are made of tubing which is electronically processed. Whereas older, classically made flutes are made of Smelted Silver (.925) or pure coin silver. The processing of the metals, by modern electronic means or older smelting methods, definitely offers a different quality of sound production, quality, and ability to play with a variety of color and expressiveness. Most modern flutes of all levels have a brighter, louder, constant sound quality. The older classic flutes offer the player an opportunity to be more expressive, using embouchure and air to play repertoire of different styles with an appropriate tone and projection.

So as you can see, in addition to my 6 criteria, the silver production is very important when I recommend flutes for sale.

Please note: I am a small operation, and I don't take used instruments in trade, or resell used flutes and piccolos to sell new instruments. I can, however recommend consignment opportunities for prospective customers to explore on their own. Gold flutes can be provided by personal request.

It has come to my attention that a name brand Asian flute company which markets high end Sterling Silver flutes in the $4,000.00 range is also selling plastic, aluminum anodized flutes with plastic keys for $800.00 to over one thousand dollars!  These flutes play badly, are not repairable, and are basically toys.

They are being sold at one of the last remaining large, nationwide Music Chains.  One was recently purchased in their store by an innocent student's parent in New Jersey.  Some also come in colors, and are basically junk!

Buyers please beware!

When you buy a flute from me, payment for new instruments may be consummated by use of credit card, cashier's check or postal money order. Used instruments, or instruments personally owned by me, may be paid for by use of credit card, PayPal®, cashier's check or postal money order.

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