This flute carries a well deserved reputation for quality and reliability. Whenever you enter a room with other flutists and reveal that you own a Haynes flute, waters will part.
More and more school bands are now featuring brightly colored instruments amongst the assembly of traditional colors. Masterpiece flutes are a welcome addition to school bands, because they are easy to play in tune and attract more children to learning music.
The Haynes Amadeus is rewarding to play because of its quick, lively response. It yields a bright tone that is sweet and clear.
The recordings below let you hear how good this flute can sound.
This flute is fitted with the split E mechanism, which is a lever that automatically closes one of the G keys when High E is fingered. This lowers the pitch of high E, which tends to come out a little sharp, making it easier to play High E in tune. This feature is definitely worth having, although few students get up to high E for at least three years.
If you are serious enough about flute playing to be considering this top quality, entry level instrument, then this feature is a must.
It is difficult enough at the best of time to play the flute in tune, and any feature that makes this task easier is a big asset. As a comparison, the base model Yamaha flute, the YFL-221, doesn’t have the split E. If you want a Yamaha flute with a split E, you have to upgrade your flute to the YFL-211, but it will cost you $150 extra.
This Haynes flute has the the Split E mechanism fitted as standard.
This flute features closed tone holes that enable the student flutist to easily reach the finger positions without needing to be concerned about accurate placement over tone holes.
This standard fitting means that 99% of all sheet music for the flute will be playable on this instrument.
|Model||Amadeus AF 500 SE|
|Full Size Instrument|
|Suitable for School Band|
|Silver-Plated Body and Keys|
|Offset G Key|
|Split E Mechanism|
|Number of Holes||16|
|Covered or Open Holes||Closed|
|Fleecy-lined Carrying Bag with Shoulder Strap||Included|
|Microfibre Cleaning Cloth||Included|
Before manufacturers ship their flutes to suppliers, they usually insert packing wedges to support the keys in transit. These wedges need to be carefully removed with tweezers before playing. The wedges are not always easy to spot. If you don’t remove every one, you risk bending the keys. Most suppliers of budget flutes don’t bother to remove these wedges – they simply unpack your flute from a shipping container and send it to you. I remove all the wedges from every flute before I send it out.
During transit from the factory, the last phase of seating of the pads occurs, as the pads become compressed into their proper position Tiny adjustments are often necessary when the flute reaches its destination. The adjustments are simple to perform, but if you don’t know where to put your screwdriver your flute won’t play at its best. Those suppliers who ship straight from the container and don’t even bother to remove the packing wedges care even less about fine-tuning your flute before you get it. I play test all Masterpiece instruments and adjust them for you so that they are ready to play when they reach you.
I know a good flute when I see one. Since 1980, I have been a professional musician, teacher and author. I have taught hundreds of students i n thousands of lessons. I have written more than 60 books on how to play musical instruments that have collectively sold more than one million copies worldwide.. Masterpiece instruments are the same instruments that I recommend to my students. I sit beside them and listen to them play all day long.
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This item ships via Australia Post Air Mail and is covered for replacement if the item is damaged during shipment. Optional loss insurance is available.
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Don’t have the funds right now? If you can send me a 10% deposit I will hold the instrument for you until you are able to pay it off.
Bonus #1 – Flute Fingering Chart
Sooner or later you will find a note in one of your pieces that you don’t know the fingering for. It might be a D sharp, it could be a B flat. Whichever note it is, you’ll find the fingering for for it in this 3 page booklet, which shows you how to play all the notes on the flute from Low C to Altissimo F. 42 notes in all. Delivered as a download.
Bonus #4 -The First Flute Method
The First Flute Method is an easy-to-follow system designed for the absolute beginner. It teaches you all the things you need to know to play the flute. The method consists of a 72 page Ebook and set of 170 audio tracks, delivered by download.
It contains music from all styles and eras, so there is sure to be something you will really love.
Through a sequence of explanations, diagrams, exercises and songs, you will learn how to play the flute at your own pace.
It will be helpful if you take lessons from a teacher also, but you can still achieve a lot by yourself.
No musical knowledge is necessary.
Topics covered include:
Bonus #2 – Flute Ringtone
The track is “March of the Toys”, from Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker Suite. This recording is a fresh arrangement for the flute that is not available elsewhere.
Bonus #3 – Flute Sheet Music
A copy of the sheet music for your ringtone, March of the Toys, so that you can play it too.
For 30 days, you will be able to thoroughly test the flute, show it to your teacher and get their opinion. If, at the end of that time, you are not convinced that this instrument represents great value for the price you paid, or for any other reason, simply contact us and tell us you are returning it. We will promptly and courteously refund your purchase price.
In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your flute I will repair or replace it for 12 months from the date of your receiving the flute.
This is an absolutely risk-free deal for you. Please check out my positive feedback on Ebay. I am in this business for the long term, and satisfied customers are the goal I aim for.