Inheriting the many merits of top-of-the-line Yamaha handmade flutes, these models offer rich, nuanced tonality over a wide dynamic range.
The 500 and 600 series combine the brightness of nickel silver with the characteristic mellow timbres of sterling silver, while the 700 series delivers warmth and expressive color that only the finest silver flutes can provide.
All models come with Type Am headjoints based on the Type A headjoints supplied with handmade flutes 900 and 800 series. The keys feature traditional pointed key arms, reflecting the highest level of craftsmanship and adding visual elegance to these outstanding instruments.
Type Am Headjoint
Based on the Handmade Flute’s Type A design, which offers a wider expressive range, the Type Am headjoint additionally offers easier response and excellent balance over the instrument’s entire range, slightly heavier resistance, and a wide dynamic range.
Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads (YFL-700/600)
Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads offer the same concept as Straubinger™ Pads on our Handmade Flute, and have more suitable design for 700/600 series. The pads offer softer touch, but also superior response, wide dynamic range and tolerance of environmental changes same as Straubinger™ Pads.
Heavy Wall Thickness (YFL-700/600)
The thickness of the wall has been increased from 0.38mm to 0.43mm to improve balance for use with the new Type Am headjoint and the Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads.
A special annealing process delivers more pure transmission of vibration from the player to the flute for rich resonance and superior response.
The keys are hand-assembled and meticulously balanced for a perfect touch. And the key shapes have been so exquisitely designed and ergonomically placed that the flute will almost ‘disappear’ in your hands. Performances will feel effortlessly natural.
Pointed Key Arms
A#, F# and other non-fingered keys feature pointed key arms. Found on Handmade Flute, their beautiful designs are inspired by traditional European styling.
The case is compact for easy travel and durable to protect the flute, and is accompanied by a sophisticated case cover.
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New 5,6 & 7 Series Flutes - Yamaha Musikmesse 2013
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All models are available with a B footjoint; add H to the model number when ordering.
B footjoint model comes with a case and a case bag in parentheses.
Material Combination for Professional Flutes
All models are silver-plated.
Drawn and Curled
Walls are drawn upward from the body material, giving the flute a broad, light sound.
Ring (French) Keys
Covered (or Plateau) keys are easy to use. The pad cup is covered so it will seal the tonehole any time the key is closed. This is common with beginners or others who may not always press the center of the key.
Many advanced players prefer the open feel of Ring keys for subtle control of their tone. Intermediate and Standard model French system flutes come with key plugs to seal the hole until players have become adept at covering the holes with their fingers.
Many players find the Offset G configuration easier to play. Often teachers recommend that beginners start on these flutes, while more and more advanced players are also choosing this natural feeling configuration. Many advanced students and professionals, though, still prefer the traditional In-line formation where all the toneholes are in a straight row.
Split E Mechanism
This key helps give more stability and better centered intonation to the high E.
The B footjoint has an extra key enabling the player to play 1/2 step lower than the lowest note of the C foot. It also affects the sound; B footjoint enables a darker, stronger sound with good projection, while C footjoint has flexible, warmer tone.