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Hi there,

Saw one of these at a local store and noticed that it was "Solid Silver". It was priced at $60 and seemed like it might be worth picking up, but I thought I'd toss the question out here before throwing money at a so-so flute. I can't seem to find much of anything on the model except that they were built from about 1969-1980?

Anyone have a thought on these?

Thanks!
 

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Gemeinhardt had flutes in sterling silver for the most part until 1974ish. The
2CS was coin silver with plated keys and gold springs whereas the 2S was sterling silver, plated keys and copper springs. Around 1974 we discontinued using sterling and all flutes were coin so the 2S and 2CS were the same except the gold springs on the 2CS. These were popular with doublers. I was working for them when the change took place. The idea was that the coin was a few $$$ less and easier to draw the tone holes.
$60 is a great price if it works.
 

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Hey, thanks for the info Bruce!

I did pick up the flute and it plays quite well, I had a friend run through it last night and she sounded wonderful (I won't describe how I sounded...). Looks like I have to flip this one though as I also received a $500 repair bill for the ABS controller on my truck, just my luck. Hopefully I can make something off it, guess I don't really need a flute right now anyway.

Thanks again for the info!
 
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