last time I checked fluteworld.com had a good price on an Emerson student flute for around $350.
Last year I read the same thing. Apparently they filed a form of bankruptcy that enabled them to reorganize & stay in business. I've talked to them on the phone as recently as a few weeks ago, so they're still around.Gordon (NZ) said:I thought they were bankrupt?
They were bought buy Guitar Center back in February.Gordon (NZ) said:I thought they were bankrupt?
That's probably because they are coming out of three different places. Wasser stated that the sonares are made in Germany, Taiwan, or China, and each flute as required by law bears the country of origin on it.MRC01 said:Sonare flutes *can* be good too but IME their build quality is less consistent than Yamaha or Jupiter.