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Selmer flutes - are they any good?

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Ella who is Sooze 12 Sep 03 - 09:32 AM
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catspaw49 12 Sep 03 - 01:57 PM
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GUEST,Ella sans cookie, from her DIY hell home 13 Sep 03 - 04:37 AM
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Subject: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 09:32 AM

Hello all...

I'm thinking about trying a Selmer flute - has any one got one, used one, know what they are like...

And most of all are they a good flute?

Thanks

Ella


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: mooman
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 09:53 AM

Original Selmer or Bundy?

moo


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 10:15 AM

I think it's an origninal.... have not seen it yet - it's second hand - I've told a friend about the advert I saw and they asked me (because I play other flutes) to have a look at it for them... just wanted to know whay they are like...

Ta Moo

Ella


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 01:57 PM

Basically it really depends on the model but Selmer is far better known for their saxes and clarinets. I know that Selmer recently added a student model under the Selmer name as well. I think it would depend on the price, how it played, and what they are looking for (type of music, silver head, open hole, B foot, etc.). If they're looking for a higher quality instrument I'd look more at Gemeinhardt or start looking for classic Haynes and the like. Gemeinhardt is still making some outstanding instruments IMHO.

spaw


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: mooman
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 07:00 PM

Dear Ella,

Selmer make reasonable student and intermediate level flutes in the USA (they are owned by Steinway) but, as Spaw says, they are less well-known for their flutes than their saxes.

I have serviced a few in the past and they are certainly decent instruments for the level they made for. The 200 series seem to be the superior models. I've also worked on a couple of older and nice Selmer flutes.

Best to try one out and see what you think and compare with some others. Spaw has suggested Gemeinhardt which are good and Pearl and Yamaha in a similar price range are worth looking at amongst others.

Peace,

moo


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: GUEST,Ella sans cookie, from her DIY hell home
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 04:37 AM

Dear all
(insert various brrr brrr whizzzz whizzz saw saw bang crash noises here - we're ripping our kitchen/house about) GULP

Thanks for your informed advice! I will certainly keep it all in mind when I see this particular flute on MOnday.

Cheers All

Ella

why can't I have a magic wand to zap the work and get it done


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 11:56 AM

Hey Ella, if you find that magic wand, send it to me when you're finished with it.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: GUEST,Snowpuppy14
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 03:32 PM

Uh I play a Selmer Flute and I think it's pretty good although I'm not very experienced so...take it or leave it, I guess...
                     
( \ / )                              ~Snowpuppy14
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Subject: RE: Selmer flutes - are they any good?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 03:47 PM

I first learned on a Selmer in the 1960s. Solid silver but I don't know the model. It was old then, and had the non-standard open G#. It was rather quiet but sounded nice.


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