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I'm about to go to college and I thought I would pick up a flute to start getting my doubling together. My dad told me he would get me one for my birthday for under $500. Trouble is I don't know anything about flutes. What would be a good one in this price range?
 

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one that does not leak... a well set up student yamaha would be good. bruce baily on the forum usually has well priced flutes that are set up well. i'd suggest you email him.
 

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you cannot go wrong with a yamaha 211.
Play it until you wear it out.
By that time you may be ready for another flute, by which stage you might realise that the flute makes less difference than you think now.
 

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I have a 225S that I can provide with a fitted head from a 400 series for less than $500. This was my personal combination for many years. I still use a 211 with an EC head for backup and 'rough' situations.

You can see the ad HERE
 

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