Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs
Situated just ten minutes from the M6 (Junction 40) & A66, and Penrith Station on the West Coast Main Line, we sell new flutes direct to players in the Scottish Borders into Lancashire and Yorkshire, and from Teeside/ Tyneside to the Cumbrian coast.
Representing Just Flutes/Jonathan Myall Music in Northern England, we offer a full range of top-quality wind instruments for trial and sale at our premises.
Follow the links to browse the relevant Just Flutes/Jonathan Myall Music pages and contact us with your selection.
Altus Azumi AZ-Z2 is a STEP-UP flute which marries a light yet robust body with an Altus sterling silver head joint featuring a Z-cut rectangular embouchure that is easy blowing - perfect for a student moving up to a better flute. Plated body, silver head; E-mech, closed or open holes, offset G, C foot. £1295
AZ-S2 with alternative embouchure cut also available.
Pearl 665 Forza. Pearl flutes are robust and have a character all their own. Their step-up model is the 665, and we recommend their new Forza silver headjoint which gives an excellent response and is designed to help embouchure development. £984
Altus 807RE is a classic in design and performance, an elegant and durable INTERMEDIATE flute that offers the same professional scale and ample projection as Altus' higher models. These light yet bullet-proof flutes give many years of playing pleasure. Plated body and head, solid silver lip-plate. Bennett scale. Open-hole, offset G, C-foot. £1795
Haynes Q1 brings the wonderful Haynes sound - rich and warm - to a new generation with their latest range of flutes. This is the entry level model and is a fantastic alternative to Japanese brands. Plated body and solid silver head. Open-hole, offset G, B-foot. £2750
As a player progresses it is essential he or she upgrades. A student flute is just that: it is meant to play easily and give the beginner a good start. But players reaching the higher Grades will be increasingly held back by a student flute’s limitations. The same applies at all levels. There is nothing more depressing for us as repairers than to see a player struggling with an inadequate flute, then inevitably failing and losing heart.
Three ways to upgrade from a student flute.
1. Intermediate flutes such as Altus 807 & 907 are made to fine tolerances and feature excellent headjoints. They are suitable for Grade 8 and beyond. For anyone thinking of going on to study music at college or university, an intermediate flute is recommended with open holes, offset G, and C-foot (optional B-foot). So a keen player at Grade 5 might consider this long-term upgrade.
2. Step-up flutes are a cheaper way of acquiring a flute that will be suitable for Grades 5 to 8. The best step-up flutes are superior instruments made on a budget, such as the Altus Azumi Z2 and Pearl 665 Forza.
3. If you have a student flute with a well-made body and mechanism, such as a Yamaha 211, you might add a handmade headjoint which could stay with you should you upgrade again to an intermediate flute.
In association with Just Flutes/Jonathan Myall Music of London, we offer the pick of New Step-up and Intermediate flutes. Players can come to our workshop and try flutes to find the one that suits them best.
We only offer top quality instruments, ones that we know from our experience are well designed, carefully manufactured, and will give many years of service.
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