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Fall & Winter Special Incentive
All new purchasers of new and used flutes thru howtobuyaflute.com will receive one free 45-minute On Line Skype® Flute Lesson with Master Teacher Jean Antrim! Click here to learn more. Hurry - Offer ends March 1, 2016.
Back To Baroque!
How To Buy A Flute.com 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 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
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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I have very good quality used instruments, both flutes and piccolos for sale, examples of which are listed here. Keep in mind that used instruments do not have warranties or return privileges.
Gemeinhardt C Flute 3SH
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 $750.00, no tax, free shipping, and qualifies for a free Skype or Studio 1 hour lesson with Master teacher Jean Antrim, as part of my winter special offer.
Armstrong Flute, Model #103
Armstrong Student Model #103 C Flute. Made in 1973, this open holed flute is a very professional design. The head joint offers the player complete embouchure flexabilty, and the sweet but robust tone is clearly upper level quality. It has an in line G key, C foot, fantastic silver plating, and has been completely overhauled. This one is definitely a step-up student flute. It is in a replaced case, and comes with tuning-cleaning rod.
Bargain priced at $675.00, $15.00 S & H.
Call Jean to purchase this very fine-playing instrument today! Winter special includes 1 free hour on line via Skype® or local studio lesson with Master Teacher, Jean Antrim.
Armstrong C Piccolo
Another “Oldie But Goodie!” Made in America in the 70’s. Armstrong C Piccolo, composite body, Sterling Silver headjoint, excellent tone, easy playing, conical bore, all repadded and overhauled, in original case, with cleaning rod. Clean and ready to go!!
Gemeinhardt C Composite Piccolo
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.
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.
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!!
Used Haynes Flute #45566
Haynes flute #45566 made in 1981 in America by the Haynes Company craftsmen from a bygone age. A really fine, sweet, pure-toned flute. It has a B foot, an inline G key, all Sterling (.925) Silver, handmade, open French holed keys, and will please all levels of discriminating players!
This lovely flute is fairly priced at $4,900.00, no tax, $20.00 shipping. Call Jean at 1-978-675-5098 today!
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
Engraved Gold Lip Plate, all Sterling Silver, B Foot, 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 $750.00, 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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I also have a few pre-owned, completely overhauled C flutes and piccolos for sale. No tax on any of these instruments, and shipping cost is $15. They are all American made, and designed by Artist Technicians to last and play musically.
✉ Contact me via email for further info and sales. Pictures upon request.
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.