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advice on flute buying

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hey everyone

im really stuck and incredibly confused so all advice and input would be gratefuly !
recently i went flute shoping
i tried ALOT !!!!!!!! of flutes
Now comes the problem
even though i had alot more to spend
i didnt necesarily choose the most expensive flutes in the shop
i narrowed the choices down
to sankyo 401-model bellow handmade
powell signatue
i loved both of these flutes as they seemed to suite my tone
but i am now confussed !
i already own a yamaha BUT have a michael j allen headjoint on the top
which may i add is my pride and joy its absolutely stunning !
but this did not fit on the sankyo !
also would you advise me to get a B foot joint, i know they are rarely used, but is it not better to have one just in case ?
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Your head can be fitted to the new flute. If you are in the US, the B-foot is important for resale. Selling a C foot high end flute here is difficult.
Many makers offer to put in both with a new flute.. I prefer to sell them with the B-foot AND a D-foot. B for orchestra, D for chamber music. The D does look funny as it is just the Eb key.
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