Giardinelli GFL512 Intermediate Flute with Gold Lip Plate  

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The Giardinelli GFL512 Performance-Class Flute by Gemeinhardt with Gold Lip Plate is produced for us by special request. Kurt Gemeinhardt's great grandfather was a flute maker, as were his grandfather... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Giardinelli GFL512 Performance-Class Flute by Gemeinhardt with Gold Lip Plate is produced for us by special request. Kurt Gemeinhardt's great grandfather was a flute maker, as were his grandfather and his father. A master designer and flute maker himself, Gemeinhardt spent years custom-building some of the world's most sought-after flutes. He finally emigrated from Switzerland to Elkhart, Indiana, where he designed flutes for 20 years before opening his own factory.

In the ensuing half-century, Gemeinhardt has become the world's largest and best-respected exclusive maker of flutes and piccolos. Over the past several decades, we at Giardinelli have come to rely on Gemeinhardt flutes for their extreme reliability, consistency, great tone, and playability. Drawing on our extensive knowledge of musicians' needs and desires, Giardinelli has commissioned a select few high-value flutes from Gemeinhardt -- the Giardinelli by Gemeinhardt Series.

This gorgeous and beautiful-sounding flute is handcrafted in Elkhart, Indiana, exclusively for Giardinelli by Gemeinhardt. A fantastic value for a performance-class instrument, it is an open-hole model (French model) featuring an ergonomic offset G key for less playing stress and greater familiarity to players just graduating from a student model flute. The offset G makes playing fast passages easier and also makes it easier to cover the open hole with the finger. A solid silver headjoint produces a warm, resonant tone with clean, precise response. The gold-plated lip plate is hypoallergenic, feels nicer than silver, and provides a very luxurious look. Silver plated body and foot joint are visually stunning and durable, maintaining precision alignment of the keys. Low B footjoint increases the instrument's range and improves the pitch of low C. The gizmo key makes it easier to play a high C. The Giardinelli GFL512 Flute includes attractive French-style case with cover.

Features
  • Key of C
  • Open hole
  • B footjoint
  • Solid silver headjoint
  • Silverplated nickel silver body and footjoint Offset G
  • Gold-plated lip plate
  • Crafted exclusively for Giardinelli by Gemeinhardt
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GiardinelliGFL512 Intermediate Flute with Gold Lip Plate
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

Good flute for band and concert.

By rglaredo

from Laredo, TX.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Giardinelli GFL512 Intermediate Flute with Gold Lip Plate:

    I got this flute for my wife as a x-mas present a few years back. Her old flute was a Gemeinhardt used for band (sorry if i masacre the name on my spelling). She wanted to restore the old one for sentimental value but I order this one for her. She plays at the church with this flute and weddings(she was in band in H.S.) She told me that this one sounded better than the old one when it was new and that was supposedly a "corcent" grade flute. She's been happily playing it. And it sounds the same today as when it was new. Very happy with the purchase.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Easy to play, nice step up from basic

    By musicmom

    from Eldon, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

    • Want Key Guide

    Best Uses

    • School Bands

    Comments about Giardinelli GFL512 Intermediate Flute with Gold Lip Plate:

    This was bought for our Freshman. It was a nice step up from the basic for concert band. She is using her basic for marching. We paid less for this one than the basic. She says it is easier to play

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    High Quality Intermediate Flute

    By Guitarjess

    from Jasper, AL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Really good looking flute
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • School Bands
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Giardinelli GFL512 Intermediate Flute with Gold Lip Plate:

    Bought this for my daughter. Great flute for high school concert band. The gold lip plate not only looks good, it seems to be easier to get it in the right position, and it feels good on the lip. Far better quality than my neighbors flute and cost half as much.

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