The Gemeinhardt 3 student flute offers the advanced feature of open hole keys, known as a French key mechanism. Excellent for a student advancing to his or her first open hole flute, the Gemeinhardt 3 offers a solid stepping stone for growing flutists.
|Head Joint Wall||Standard|
|Head Joint Shape||Straight|
|Head Joint Model||J1|
|Key Arm Style||Y-Arm|
|Inline / Offset||Optional Inline or Offset|
|Foot Joint Options||C Foot|
|Case Type||Hard-shell Plastic|
|Woodwind Cleaning Rod||Plastic|
Well-Done!Posted by Grace (on 12/4/13)
Material Tone Quality Price
Now, I went back to Gemeinhardt. I've had this flute about six months. The flute itself isn't heavy, but it doesn't seem too delicate. It's silver-plated, not completely silver, so it is more durable. It it exceptional for the price. The tone is good, and the keys are responsive. It's not hard to get sound out of, although someone with less playing experience might be frustrated by the open keys. In comparison with the Yamaha, both were good flutes, but I liked this one much better. The key's response was so much better than the Yamaha's. When playing fast passages, the response time is worth it. I would recommend this flute for anyone with more than two years playing experience, but anyone looking for a good step up flute wouldn't go wrong with this one.