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    Looking for thoughts tips and things to avoid. I have a 9 yr old who wants to get into band and try the Flute.

    Do I rent for the first few months or just spend the $140 and buy one to start?
    **Proud Member of the Epiphone Empire**

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    Looking for thoughts tips and things to avoid. I have a 9 yr old who wants to get into band and try the Flute.

    Do I rent for the first few months or just spend the $140 and buy one to start?



    buy one used if a decent one is available. depending on the store rentals can be a real ripoff. don't get an open hole flute for your kid and beware the no-name chinese brands.
    $140 is a price that scares me, usually nothing is playable is in that price range (even used) odds are that flute is due for an overhaul at a repair bill of higher than $140.

    for a beginner $200-500 is more realistic and rental is solution if that is beyond your means.
    have a look on 1800usaband.com they usually have some affordable stuff.

    ill let the woodwind people tell you about brands to look at im a brass player here
    my not so original photo project.


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    • #3
      If the brand is Yamaha or one of these, it'll probably be OK:

      http://www.conn-selmer.com/content/brands.php
      Play more bass.

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      • #4
        www.1800usaband.com Taylor Music, I've been doing business and sending my students to them for many years now and they've always done right by me and my students.
        Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;
        tell of all His wonderful acts.
        Psalm105:2

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone for the tips and links they are apprecaited! Looks like I am going to rent to get her started and take it from there...IF she sticks with it, or make that WHEN she sticks with it I will be buying!
          **Proud Member of the Epiphone Empire**

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          • #6
            Thats what nearly all of us/our parents did.

            Hope she enjoys it.
            Play more bass.

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