BEAUTIFUL YAMAHA YFL-681 SOLID SILVER FLUTE WITH OPEN-HOLES and
B-FOOT (CG HEADJOINT CUT)
This is a superb opportunity to acquire one of Yamaha’s most sought-after models from the golden era of Yamaha. Arguably older Yamaha flutes were better crafted than today’s models and this is no exception. The Yamaha YFL-681 solid silver flute was from Yamaha’s handmade professional range and was introduced in 1981 and discontinued in 2000. This model is beautifully constructed in solid silver with French pointed key arms, drawn tone-holes and solid silver keys. The current model is the YFL-787 and is priced at £6,645.
This flute has open-holes with inline G (perfect for adult players) and also has the benefit of a B-foot. It has been completely restored to beautiful condition, the pads replaced with Pisoni Lucien Deluxe and corks have been hand cut.
The headjoint is the CG Yamaha head which is a superb handmade head. The ‘C’ is the cut and it has a larger undercut for smooth, free response. The ‘G’ is the taper and gives a rich tone and solid mid range with relatively high resistance.
Due to prices of Yamaha models increasing with changing exchange rates, the 600 series particularly have increased steadily in price and are one of the most sought-after advanced models in the range. A solid professional handmade flute for a fraction of the current price, in beautiful restored condition.