Tips on Choosing, Flute Hire, and Buying a New or Used Flute
Many music stores have flute hire programs.
Flute hire at first can give you a chance to try out flute playing, and the particular flute, without making a heavy financial commitment.
Most stores will apply at least part of the flute hire to an eventual purchase, usually at secondhand prices.
For beginners, flute hire can be a win, win situation.
The more you know about flutes, and the more sensitive you are to them, the more likely you are to wind up with the right one for you. There are a number of ways of finding a flute to start playing. One of the most common, of course, is to buy one from a music store. One advantage of this is that you can compare and choose from a variety of flutes. Many music stores also sell reconditioned flutes or demonstrator models, which can be good bargains.
It is best to buy from a music store that has its own repair facilities and one that will guarantee the flute for a period of time. Most new flutes come with a guarantee from the maker, but this can mean you have to send the instrument back to the factory for a three-minute adjustment!
Used flutes can be found through newspaper ads, music school bulletin boards, pawn shops, flea markets, etc. Some incredible bargains can be discovered this way. When you inspect the flute, however, it is important to know exactly what you’re doing or to bring along someone who does.
Or you may have a friend who owns a flute that’s not being used and who is willing to loan it to you. There’s no more economical way to start on the flute!
Exclusively Flutes will be happy to discuss any flute hire questions you might have, and to arrange flute hire for you. Please just visit our website at www.exclusively flutes.com.au, and go to the Flute Hire page for our contact form.