BEAUTIFUL MURAMATSU ST SOLID SILVER FLUTE – HANDMADE WITH CLOSED-HOLES, DRAWN TONE HOLES, OFFSET G, SPLIT E AND C-FOOT IN SUPERB CONDITION
The Muramatsu ST solid silver flute was the older professional model made from 1962 until 1981. At the time it was one of the top silver flutes that Muramatsu offered. It featured a solid silver head, body, and keys with drawn tone holes. Muramatsu flutes stand in a class of their own and are some of the most sought-after flutes in the world. The sound is rich and strong with a wide range of tonal colour.
This particular flute is the closed hole version with offset G and has the bonus of the split E mechanism. It has been completely overhauled with new pads and corks and is in superb condition. It plays very nicely throughout the registers with a full, rich and powerful sound. These flutes last a lifetime and the older models are always sought-after for their excellent build quality. The current equivalent is the Muramatsu DS and this retails for £6,900. I would say that this model would suit a competent player of grade 5 and above.