Gemeinhardt is a prominent musical instrument that makes very high-quality products and they excel at c flutes, alto flute and bass flutes. In this article, we will review two of the best flutes Gemeinhardt-2SP-Flute and Gemeinhardt Model 3OB Flute.
Both of them are great flutes for beginners and intermediate level flutists. In this article, we will talk about the positives and negatives of both products so that you can understand which one is a better choice for you. So, we suggest keep reading if you want to get some information about both product.
Below our review, you can also buyer’s guide that will inform you about flutes and what to look for in a flute when you’re making a choice depending on your level.
Our Top Pick: Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute Review
About: When we take a look at the flutes of Gemeinhardt, the 2SP model is clearly the front runner. So, we will start our review with Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute which is a very cool flute overall.
Features: It is a good idea to start with the material of this flute which is silver plate. This is a sign that this flute is very high-quality since it will make it very durable and it also looks very cool.
Another thing that is worth mentioning about this flute is that it has a very decent sound. Experienced flutists who tested Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute came to the conclusion that it has an even tone throughout range.
It is also worth mentioning that this flute has a J1 headjoint which puts least resistance on the mouth when playing and that is also the reason why this flute is very easy to play. That is also the reason why it is very easy to play both high register and low register with this product.
Another reason this flute is a great option for beginners is because it is a closed hole flute which is often preferred by beginner or intermediate players. That doesn’t mean that all the advanced flutists prefer and open hole flute but getting a closed hole flute makes a little bit more sense if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player.
We also like the fact that Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute comes with a 5-year warranty which makes it possible for you to return this flute if you’re not satisfied about it for some reason.
It is true that there are higher quality flutes in the market. However, if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend thousands of dollars on a flute and in that case Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute is a great choice because it is one o the best ones in the market when it comes to the budget friendly and high-quality flutes.
Runner Up: Gemeinhardt Model 3OB Flute
About: This is another very high-quality flute from Gemeinhardt which has a lot of similarities to our top pick but it also differs in some ways which we’ll we talk about in a detailed way below.
Features: Let’s start with the durability of this flute. Gemeinhardt Model 3OB Flute is very strong in terms of construction; thanks to its four-post exclusive foot joint construction—a feature that is remarkable for its durability.
Another thing that is worth mentioning about this flute is that it is an open hole key flute. Even though most people believe that getting an open flute key flute would make more sense if you’re an advanced player but it can also be a good choice if you’re a beginner.
We want to continute our review of Gemeinhardt Model 3OB Flute with it sound. We’re confident that this flute has a very clear and strong sound and the gizmo key and B footing makes it possible to play higher notes easily.
Another great feature of this model is the well-proportioned and embouchure tone holes that render elegant sounds, including pad cups that ensure response and extraordinary tone across all the registers.
It is also worth mentioning that this flute comes with a cleaning rod which gives you an opportunity to clean it with no problem. That is why we suggest getting this product if you’ve just started playing flute or you’re an intermediate flutist.
As we mentioned in the beginning of our review of Gemeinhardt Flute, we already mentioned that the buyer’s guide we were going to prepare to help you when you’re making your choice. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert level flutist, you want the flute that you buy to last for a long time and that is why you want the product that you’re going to get for yourself have some features that goes along with that.
That is why there are some things that you need to be careful of when getting a flute for yourself which we will talk about in a detailed way below.
Getting a flute from trustworthy brand would make a lot sense because of a couple of reasons. First, they often have a better longevity, so, you can use them for a long time. Secondly, they often come with a warranty which is essential if you’re not satisfied with the product for some reason.
As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Gemeinhardt is one of the highest quality brands in the market and in terms of flute making. Another brand that makes very high-quality flutes is Yamaha.
We highly suggest getting your flute from a trustworthy company because you might run into some problems otherwise in terms of sound quality etc.
Budget is another thing that you need to be careful of when buying a flute and it is true that the high-quality flutes in the market often come with a high price tag. This is not surprising considering the fact they are made of higher quality materials which make them cost more.
Paying thousand of dollars for a flute if you’re beginner doesn’t make any sense, and in that case, there are some things you can do to reduce the costs. The first thing that you can do is to get a budget friendly flute.
The second thing you can do is to rent instead of buying. You can do this if you’re not going to use your flute for a long time which might be the case for you if you’re a beginner.
The are two most common materials when making flutes which are silver plate and nickel plate. Nickel plated flutes are often suggested for beginners since they tend to last for a longer time and they are generally lighter in weight. However, they don’t offer a lot in terms of looks.
On the other hand, flutes with silver material are generally a good option for more advanced players since silver requires extra care when handling and is best suited to flutists who have developed the skills and routine to properly maintain their instrument. We should also mention that a silver-plated flute looks much better.
Inline G vs. Offset G Key
The G key comes in different styles in flutes and you need to determine the ideal one for you. A flute with an offset G key makes it very easy to play since it will be much easier for you to place your hands on it.
However, contrary to what most people believe getting a flute with an inline G key doesn’t mean that you’re a more advanced player since today, even advanced flutists prefer to play flutes with an offset G key.
Conclusion: Gemeinhardt Flute (2021 Review)
We like the flutes of Gemeinhardt a lot because they make some of the highest quality flutes in the market. So, in this article, we reviewed the two best products of them which are Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute and Gemeinhardt Model 3OB Flute.
The first one is a great option for beginner or intermediate players since it is a closed key flute and it also comes with a much more reasonable price tag. So, you might get this flute if you’re not an expert flute player.