Yamaha 285SII Flute - $375
Open Hole Flute with Silver Plated Headjoint, Silver Plated Body & Keys, C foot, and inline G. Considered a beginner to intermediate flute. Now called model "281".
Yamaha student flutes are great instruments, often getting a better sound than higher level flutes made by their competitors. If I were to recommend a beginner flute model, a Yamaha 200 series flute would be it.
This is a great opportunity to get a beginner and "step-up" flute all in one! Hole plugs are available to fill the holes for the beginner student who is not yet accustomed to playing an open hole instrument. With plugs, this flute will be identical to a closed hole flute. Once ready to step-up to open hole, the player can simply pop the hole plugs out.
I would recommend this flute as an upgrade from a student level Gemeinhardt, Artley, Bundy, Selmer, Blessing, or other lesser brand, as a first instrument following a rental flute, or for an ambitious beginner who wants the opportunity to learn on an open hole flute from the get-go. This would also be a great flute for an adult learner or doubler.
This particular flute shows some surface scratching and small nicks from normal use. It is otherwise ding/dent/tarnish free. Sounds great with a full and even sound from high to low as is typical of Yamaha flutes. This flute is stamped "Made in Japan." The model 281 (current name for this model- all part interchangeable) sells for $1100+ new so this is a super price for a great sounding flute!
Comes with Yamaha case and hole plugs.
Email JDMinstrumentsales@gmail.com or call 917-400-1658 with questions or to set up an appointment in or around Lawrenceville, NJ.
Online Buyers: I accept payment via PayPal only and will ship this flute USPS Priority for an additional $25 to locations within the continental US. I will accept returns within 7 days of purchase for US sales. with instrument returned in the same condition it was sold in. Buyer pays shipping. Please contact me for international shipping rates. No returns will be accepted on international sales.