Ali Ryerson Artists Series BLK Alto

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Ali Ryerson Artist Series BLK Alto

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The Ali Ryerson BLK alto is crafted with Gemeinhardt artist Ali Ryerson's seal of approval. Designed to be an exceptional solo instrument, it is elegant and powerful, featuring a black nickel finish, sterling silver lip and riser, pointed key arms, thumb and D# rollers, and pearl touch pieces.

Details

Crafted with Gemeinhardt artist, and jazz flute great, Ali Ryerson's seal of approval, the Ali Ryerson BLK Alto is an elegant and powerful instrument. Featuring an alluring black nickel finish, a sterling silver lip and riser, pointed key arms, thumb and D# rollers, and pearl touch pieces and crown top. The black nickel finish enhances the resonance and projection, and the sterling lip and riser helps create crisp articulation, extra depth, and a vast color palette making the Ali Ryerson BLK Alto an excellent choice for the versatile musician. Available with straight, curved, or both headjoints, and comes complete with case and case cover.

Additional Information

Brand Gemeinhardt
Headjoint Finish Black Nickel-Plated
Headjoint Wall Thickness N/A
Headjoint Style Straight, Curved, or Both
Headjoint Model N/A
Body Finish Black Nickel-Plated
Foot Finish Black Nickel-Plated
Key Finish Black Nickel-Plated
Key Style Closed-Hole
Key Arm Style Pointed
Inline / Offset Offset
Foot Joint Options C Foot
Skill Level All
Case Type Leather on Wood
Case Cover Black Nylon
Cleaning Rod Wood
Flute Plugs No
Warranty 5 year

Customer Reviews

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Posted by Ferne (on 2/24/16)
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I was looking for a basic alto flute to play for ensembles, on the lower end pricing, but not too pleased with any that vendors had to offer at a recent flute convention exhibit. I was ready to "settle" for one which was quite playable and affordable, but thought I'd try the Gemeinhardt table before making a decision, and I'm very glad I did! Ali herself was there to demonstrate her signature model, and when I saw the price tag, my jaw dropped and I fell in love with it! Beautiful response and consistent sound and intonation through all the octaves. Though I was set to spend less than half, when my nonmusical husband heard me play the flutes I'd picked out, he encouraged me to buy the "Ali". He could hear the "expensive" sound, and had guessed it to be somewhat costlier than it is. It is a heavier flute, but it being an alto (I chose the curved headjoint), it's actually easier for me to hold because I can adjust how close it sits next to my body. It is beautiful to look at and play, and I encourage flutists to definitely check this model out.

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