As of April 2016 Yamaha have replaced their 200, 300 and 400 series flutes! Along with redesigning their famed 211, 311 and 411 models, they have also introduced a handful of new intermediate flutes with various extra features such as silver and gold lip plates to create a delightful selection of tones across the board.
The NEW YFL412 model for advanced players has a number of new features:
Solid Silver Headjoint, Body and Footjoint
The 412 is a class above the 200 and 300 series as it is made entirely from sterling silver. The weight and resonant qualities of this precious metal are such that the tone produced is much warmer than that of a standard nickel flute. A silver flute also offers more dynamic flexability and better projection which is incredibly important for advanced performers.
'French' Pointed Key Arms
Yamaha have taken this design cue from their more expensive models, this is something only a large manufacture can do of course, but the resulting effect is a much more sturdy key, it effects the way the pads are depressed and released and makes pad wear much more even . All good stuff, the instrument feels more solid and will probably need less maintenance.
New Pad Cup Style
After much research Yamaha have decided to change the actual shape of the indentations on top of the keys- this is more ergonomic, it results in a much more comfortable playing experience.
New Optimised Pads
Yamaha have taken the flute key pads, change the material, changed the design and come up with a much better shaped pad using a more hard wearing material which results in a better seal over the tone whole - this is something that will improve the longevity of the instrument enormously.
Hard Carrying Case
Any student instrument needs protection and the new case has a carry handle, (which the old one didn't) and is more solid with a better overall design. It keeps your flute snug and safe
Each Yamaha flute is set up in our workshop prior to dispatch, this ensures that the instrument reaches you in perfect condition and ready to play straight from the case. It is supplied as an outfit which includes case, cleaning materials and rod.
- Solid (sterling) silver headjoint, body and footjoint
- French pointed key arms
- Closed holes
- Split E mechanism
- Offset G
- Case + accessories included