Elkhart’s range of flutes have long been the staple in classrooms nationwide. Designed and built for Vincent Bach International - one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments – Elkhart flutes are affordable, reliable student instruments which do not sacrifice on tone.
The Elkhart 100FLE is a flute which is designed for the beginner, or someone wanting to take their first steps into the world of flute playing. An ideal instrument to take students through the first few grades in the flute (to approximately grade 4 standard), it further provides a solid base for progress with its ease of blowing, mellow tone, great intonation and an easy-to-use mechanism.
The 100FLE has a closed hole design with E mechanism. In other words, the low E is easier to produce, which makes the playing more tuneful – a great way of encouraging young players to experiment with the lower registers. Without the Split E Mechanism, the note can sound faint and out of tune. It also comes with an offset G configuration as opposed to an incline G. The makes younger players with smaller fingers play more easily.
Closed Tone Holes also provide security with every note and allow a fully closed hole for those that are just starting out on the instrument.
The whole instrument is produced from a cupronickel body and then silver plated. This provides an attractive finish desirable to all flutists.
Supplied as an outfit with a lightweight canvas case with yellow emblazoned logo and cleaning cloth, the moulded Styrofoam interior provides cushioned protection for your instrument. The detachable shoulder strap makes the transportation of your instrument between rehearsals or on the school bus fuss-free and easy.
In review, it is no wonder that this flute is popular with schools and education authorities across the country. Given the inexpensive price the quality and sound is excellent. This is an easy-blowing flute with a tone and intonation as good as you could reasonably expect from an instrument of this price, and far better than most budget flutes we have tried. Fully set up by our in-store woodwind technician and ready to play straight from the box, this is an excellent choice of flute for those wanting an affordable, well-rounded instrument, and will give you a great head-start into the world of flute playing.