Yamaha A-421 Alto Flute

£4,750.00

The Yamaha YFL-A421Alto Flute is one of the most sought-after alto flutes in the world. It is characterised by an agile response and precise intonation, but its best feature is its warm, beautiful sound.

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Yamaha A-421 Alto Flute – Gold/Brass – Immaculate condition

 

The Yamaha YFL-A421Alto Flute is one of the most sought-after alto flutes in the world. It is characterised by an agile response and precise intonation, but its best feature is its warm, beautiful sound. Yamaha’s unique expertise with the various alloys used in brass instruments led to the discovery that gold-brass (brass with a higher than usual copper content) is the perfect material for optimum tone, weight, and playability of an alto flute. The gold-brass gives a rich sound full of tonal colours, and the flute is much more comfortable to hold and play than traditional alto flutes, being considerably lighter. 

This particular flute was made and purchased in 1995 and has had one owner. It has been used a handful of times and is offered in immaculate condition. There are no scratches, the lacquer is intact and the pads are excellent. It comes with the straight headjoint, the Yamaha hardcase and carrycase.

These beautiful alto flutes are very hard to find on the used market and most new models are out of stock currently. The RRP is £6,300 with the straight headjoint and this is flute is in practically new condition. 

Also consider this vintage handmade alto flute – Flutemakers Guild Solid Silver Alto Flute