Jean Paul Clarinet (2021 Review)

If you’ve been playing an instrument for a while, there is a good chance that you’ve heard of Jean Paul before since they make some of the highest quality instruments that you can find in the market.

We also reviewed flutes and saxophones by made Jean Paul in our other reviews before, and today, we will review their clarinet. Even though this clarinet is especially a good option for beginners, you can find value in this clarinet whether you’re an intermediate or a more advanced clarinet player. The main reason for that is that Jean Paul Clarinet is one of the few clarinets in the market that is ideal for both beginners and more advanced players thanks to its features.

Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet Review

About: As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet is a one of the best clarinets available in the market for beginners. There are a lot of things that makes Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet great and let’s take a look at all those features one by one.

Features: Let’s start with the material of clarinet which is ebonite. We should say that ebonite is not plastic, it is vulcanized rubber even though it looks and feels like plastic. We like the choice of this material because it makes this product very resistant against temperature changes and humidity.

The fact that it is ebonite also makes it very durable against scratches that might happen after drops. So, we highly suggest this clarinet if you’re in a marching band since the chance that you will drop your clarinet is high.

As for the sound, we should mention that this clarinet has entrancing sound that is even throughout the range. So, if you’re a beginner, you can buy this clarinet and use it for a long time. The bore is very well designed and you can get various tones and an incredible projection from this clarinet.

It is also worth mentioning that it is not likely that you will find a higher quality and easy playing clarinet in the market, especially for this kind of price.

We also like the fact that there are a lot of accessories that come with this clarinet including a case, mouthpiece, cap, ligature, bunch of professional, rico reeds, neck strap and a cork grease which are all very effective accessories that will be very helpful to you.

Jean Paul USA Student Clarinet Plus CL-350 Review

About: If it has been a while since you’ve picked up your clarinet playing habit but you still don’t consider yourself an intermediate player, we strongly suggest getting Jean Paul USA Student Clarinet Plus CL-350 since it has more to offer than a beginner clarinet.

Features: The material used when making this clarinet is abs which makes this clarinet very durable and that is also the reason why this product has a great longevity.

Another thing that is worth mentioning about this Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet is that it has a boehm 17 key system which is one of the best key systems that you can find in a clarinet.

Nickel plated keys make it very hard to damage and also they make it very easy to move the fingers very easily for long hours which is important if you’re in a band.

We also like the practicality aspect of this clarinet since it is very easy to care of it. The main reason for that is that Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet comes with a cork grease, and a cleaning cloth which makes it very easy to take proper care of it. It also comes with a music stand that is foldable that we also like about this clarinet.

We should also mention that this clarinet comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which is also good since you don’t have to worry about the issues that you’re going to encounter when using this clarinet.

Jean Paul USA Intermediate Clarinet CL-400 Review

About: As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Jean Paul makes instruments that are perfect for every level and this is their intermediate level clarinet.  Jean Paul USA Intermediate Clarinet CL-400 is the best option for your if you’re an intermediate level clarinet player.

Features: The manufacturer preferred to use ABD body when making this clarinet to simulate the grain of wood which is perfect. As for the keys, we should say that this product comes with silver plated keys for softer and warmer touch and sound both are essential to maximize the joy you get from your instrument.

It is also worth mentioning that the sound quality of this clarinet has been tested, so, you won’t encounter any problems about it. Another thing about this clarinet it the Bari mouthpiece, which combines effectively with the Rico H Ligature to produce a wider and richer range of excellent tones.

We also like the fact that this product comes with a case which has double handles which makes it very easy to carry it around. It can be especially important if you carry your clarinet a lot with you.

Considering its price tag, high sound quality, the accessories that come with the product, Jean Paul USA Intermediate Clarinet CL-400 is an ideal option for beginners to intermediate players.

Conclusion: Jean Paul Clarinet (2021 Review)

We like to review the products of Jean Paul since they make very high-quality products and they don’t put crazy price tags on them and in this article, we reviewed the clarinets that made by Jean Paul for different levels such as students to intermediate players.

 You can take a look at the features of them and determine which product is the best one for you which we believe won’t be that hard since they are high end products that get amazing reviews by clarinet players! We hope to see you in our other reviews!

Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet (2021 Review)

If you’re one of our regular readers, then you probably know that we often review their instruments they make very high-quality products and the company is regarded as one of the pillars of musical instruments.

They have different products that is the in the wide range of products from wind instruments to bass instruments. As for the price range, they make both high-quality instruments and also instruments that are ideal for a limited budget.

In this article, we will review one of their best products in the market which is the clarinet made by Mendini. We believe you will like the features of this clarinet a lot whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or a professional clarinet player.

So, let’s get right into it.

Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet Review

About: Let’s start by mentioning that Mendini MCT-E+SD+PB Black B Flat Clarinet is one of the most popular clarinets available in the market and rightly so because it is a great clarinet that has a great sound quality.

Features: It is true that this clarinet is a great option for clarinet players at all levels but it is especially a great choice for beginners since it is perfect tuned to play in the Bb (Si Bemol) key which offers an incomparable range of style, and it is very easy to play. It is also worth mentioning that the key of Bb clarinet with inline trill keys with adjustable thumb rest.

Even though most clarinets players prefer their clarinets black, you might also get this product in different colours such as blue, green, purple, red, rosewood, pink, sky blue, white and yellow which is a great since it brings a little bit of joy into it.

As for the material, we should mention that this clarinet is made of high­-grade ABS body with durable nickel-plated keys. This is essential because it makes it possible for you to deliver sharp and high resonance with great note projection. It also has a 60 mm neck that conforms to the comfort zone of the clarinet player.

As for the accessories, considering its price tag, we can say that this clarinet comes with a great package that consists things like ligature and mouthpiece. It is also worth mentioning that it comes with a hard shell case with handles, a shoulder straw with hooks, ten reeds, cork grease, two barrels, a cleaning cloth which is very important, and a folding clarinet stand.

Buyer’s Guide

How to Choose a Clarinet?

Most musical students believe that there is only one type of clarinet which is Bb. It is true that the clarinets in most bands are Bb.

However, that’s not true since there are different types of clarinets such as such as such as the A, the E in the soprano family and the contra alto and contra bass. There are also other types of clarinets available but we can say that these are the most common ones.

If you’re a new clarinet student, then, you’re probably looking for a Bb clarinet since it is the one that is easiest to learn and play. Therefore, if you’re a student member of the band, a Bb clarinet is probably your best option.

Other than the clarinet type, you should also consider the budget limit, material and sound quality, and easiness to play.

What are Clarinets Made of?

There are two different material used when making clarinets which are wood and plastic. Plastic clarinets tend to be less expensive but it doesn’t mean that there is no good in buying a plastic clarinet.

A plastic clarinet is a great choice for beginner or younger students since they are more durable in terms of durability. They will be much more against dropping and other rough handling. It is also a good idea to get a plastic clarinet if you’re in a marching band since the chance th.at you will drop your clarinet is a little bit higher.

Also, the material used when making a clarinet doesn’t matter much for the sound quality and that is why getting a plastic clarinet would make more sense if you’re just starting out.

If you’re a more advanced clarinet player, it makes sense to get a wooden clarinet since they can produce a deeper, warmer and a better sound which is important because even the slightest difference in the sound quality might make a difference if you’re in a band etc. As for the price, a wooden clarinet tends to be more expensive, so, we suggest getting a wooden clarinet only if you’re an advanced player.

How Much Does a Clarinet Cost?

The quality and the price range of clarinets in the market can change a lot and the product that you should get really depends on what you’re looking for. It makes sense to get a very expensive clarinet made by Yamaha if you’re an advanced player.

However, it might not make sense if you’re a new clarinet student since you don’t know whether you’re going to stick with the habit and use your clarinet for a long time. In that case, there are a lot of great options like Mendini MCT-E+SD+PB Black B Flat Clarinet that has almost all the features that more expensive clarinets have.

Conclusion: Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet (2021 Review)

In this article, we wanted review Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet since it a great choice for people who want to take a up new habit and don’t want to pay a lot of money for their first clarinet. That said, this clarinet can also make you satisfied if you’re an intermediate player.

It has a decent sound quality and it is very easy to play and it has a very reasonable price tag. As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet has a lot to offer and it can be with you for a long time.   

Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone (2021 Review)

Lazarro saxophones are perfect for student musicians and they can also be a great addition to any level player’s arsenal. Not to mention they have some nice features considering the fact that it comes with a reasonable price tag.

We should also mention that the instruments made by Lazarro were approved by thousands of instructors, so, you can use them with a mind at ease. Since we like their instruments a lot, we often include them among our reviews and in this article, we will review the saxophone made by Lazarro.

We suggest you keep reading if you want to learn more about this instrument since it is a great product that you can enjoy playing for a long time. So, without wasting time, let’s get straight to our review of Lazarro Saxophone since we’re very excited about this product.

Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone Review

About: Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone could a great choice for your if you’re a student musician and look for a product that will help your learning process. In addition to that, you can also consider this option if you’re at a more advanced level since it is a surprisingly good saxophone.

Features: Let’s start by mentioning that this saxophone is made of leather pads with metal resonators, and adjustable key height screws and a metal thumb rest. Considering its price tag, we can say that this saxophone is very durable and it also looks good which is something you don’t expect from a product that is at this price range.

Another highlight of this saxophone is the fact that it comes in 24 different colours. Since we’re traditional, our favorite is gold lacquer but if you want something a little bit different, you might go for other colours like red, blue and even pink.

As for the sound quality, we were surprised by how good Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone sounds which is surprisingly good and deep and it has an even tone throughout the range. It is also worth mentioning that this saxophone comes with ergonomic keys which makes it very easy to move your fingers around.

We should also mention that Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone is very lightweight at 10 pounds which is a very nice thing if you’re looking for a saxophone for your children.

Buyer’s Guide

Material

When one thinks about saxophone, the one that comes to mind is the gold version which is not surprising considering that it is the most common one. The main reason for that is that most saxes are made with yellow brass bodies but some instruments are also available with bodies, bells, or necks which are made of bronze, copper or sterling silver.

This is essential because it is possible choose from various colours and you can even find saxophones that have different colours such as red, pink or blue. As for the finish, we should say that the standard finish for most saxophones is clear and bright lacquer.

It is also possible to get a saxophone with different finishes including pigmented lacquers, silver plate, “antiqued” or “vintage” finishes and you can even get nickel plate or a black nickel plate.

Should You Buy or Rent a Saxophone?

If you’re music student, the idea of renting an instrument instead of buying one might sound a little bit more tempting, which is especially true if you’re a beginner. Renting a saxophone can makes sense in some cases but in most cases, it is always a better idea to buy. Below, let’s talk about the things that a saxophone can provide to your life.

  • Even though it might some counter intuitive, buying a saxophone instead of buying one can cost you more in the long term since long term rental fees can add up quickly. In today’s market, getting a budget friendly saxophone is much easier and it can be done for less than the cost of a year’s rental.
  • Buying a saxophone instead of renting would make more sense since you can use it with a mind at ease without worrying about the damage you’re going to do to the product. You will also will liable for any damage on a rented saxophone.

Advantages of Buying Online

Better Prices

There is a of lot advantages of buying a product online and better prices might be the most one. Because when you buy online, you will encounter better prices and also you will find better deals which is something that you don’t experience when you’re shopping from a store.

Wider Range of Products

Everyone wants more options when looking to buy an instrument and buying online definitely provides that. The main reason for that is that buying online gives you an opportunity to look for different brands, read review and take a look other people’s recommendations which is essential when you’re looking product to buy.

Conclusion: Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone (2021 Review)

As always, we wanted to bring the best instruments in the market and today we wanted to review Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone because it is a very high-quality saxophone that come with a reasonable price tag.

It has a very decent sound quality, it is very durable and it has ergonomic keys. It also comes in different colours which is a nice touch since you don’t have to stick with the classic gold lacquer. Considering its price tag, as we mentioned in the beginning of our review, we can confidently say that Lazarro 360-2C E-Flat Eb Alto Saxophone is great option.

Glory Alto Saxophone (2021 Review)

It is very hard to find a high-quality saxophone for under 1000 dollars but Glory Alto Saxophone seems like a big exception since it is a very high-quality saxophone that comes at a very reasonable price tag.

We believe Glory Alto Saxophone has some nice features that might surprise you, so, if you’re looking for a budget friendly that you can use for a long time, we suggest keep reading.

Glory Alto Saxophone Review

About: Comes in different colours, Glory Alto Saxophone doesn’t only look cool, but also, it has a nice key layout and a compact design which makes very easy to use for saxophone players who are at all levels.

Features: It is true that there are a lot of things that you need to look for when getting a saxophone but sound is the most important one since it is the thing that will determine the joy you’re going to get from the instrument.

We like Glory Alto Saxophone a lot in that sense because it has a great sound on both the high and low ends of the scale. So, we can confidently say that this flute lives up to its name and sounds good across the whole range of tones.

Therefore, we believe it will provide 90% of the professional flutes in the market and it comes with the quarter of the price which is a nice thing. Keep in mind that we strongly suggest getting a professional saxophone if you’re a professional saxophone player, however, other than that, we’re confident that this saxophone will definitely make you satisfied for a long time.

However, we should also mention that the provided mouthpiece is meant for practice might be the best at producing very loud tones, so, you can get a new mouthpiece if you want to get louder and more consistent range of high and especially low tones.

You might also consider this product for your child if he’s just started playing saxophone since it has a compact design and a reasonable key layout which makes it very easy to hold and play.

We also like the look of this saxophone since it looks very classy and quirky with its shining, classic gold laquer finish. It is also possible to get Glory Saxophone in different colours such as silver, blue, green, light blue, pink, red and other colours that you can pick from.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Glory Saxophone offers a lot of things that you don’t expect from the saxophones that are at this price range. Its package includes a pair of gloves, soft wiping cloth, screwdriver, mouthpiece, ten reeds, nipper and a case which are all the things that you want in an alto saxophone.

Buyer’s Guide

Should I Rent or Buy?

It might be a little bit unappealing to buy an instrument if you just started playing one since you might not want to spend a lot of money for something that you might not use one year later. However, we believe it makes much more sense to buy an instrument instead of buying one that we will list below:

  • Even though it might sound counter intuitive, resting an instrument might end up costing you more since the long-term rental fees can add up quickly. So, it is possible to get a student level saxophone for the less than the cost of a year’s rental.
  • It is very likely that you will stick with a habit if you end up spending money on it since you won’t want your money to go to waste. You can think of it like signing up for a gym. The chances of you will go the gym will increase if you sign up and pay for it.
  • Rental instruments often have defects that can be very discouraging and also can be hard to deal with when they happen like scratches and dents. We should also mention that you will be responsible for all the defects that will happen after you start playing the instrument.

Materials and Finishes

As you already know, most saxes are made with yellow brass bodies which is the most common one selected by saxophone players. However, you can also get your saxophone with different bodies such as bronze, copper or sterling silver.

As for the finish, we should mention that the standard finish for most saxophones is clear lacquer. Today, the saxophonist can choose from an array of alternate finishes including colored or pigmented lacquers, silver plate, “antiqued” or “vintage” finishes, nickel-plate, or black nickel-plate.

The Advantage of Buying Online

You will probably have to pay more if you decide to get your instrument from store since the expenses and the rent will be included in that price which is something you don’t see in the products that you buy online.

In addition to the price, you will also find more products online which is a great thing since you will have much more options. You can also read reviews, look for recommendations and make an informed choice unaffected by the bias of a salesperson.

Conclusion: Glory Alto Saxophone (2021 Review)

To put it simply, Glory Alto Saxophone is great budget friendly saxophone that you can use for a long time and as we mentioned in the beginning of our review, there are a lot of things that we like about this saxophone.

It has a good sound quality, durable material, ergonomic keys which are features that you encounter in products that have much higher price tags. So, we highly suggest getting Glory Alto Saxophone if you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars for your first saxophone!

Jean Paul Alto & Tenor Saxophone (2021 Review)

Spending a lot of dollars for a saxophone might not be the best idea if you’re a student since the only thing that you need from your instrument to sound good, to be easy to play and last you for a long time. In that case, there are a lot of high-quality and budget friendly alto and tenor saxophones in the market that you can get for yourself including the saxophones made by Jean Paul. We like the musical instruments made by Jean Paul a lot because they are very high-quality and they also come with reasonable price tags and the alto and tenor saxophones made by them are not exceptions.

Jean Paul are Jean Paul USA AS-400 Student Alto Saxophone and Jean Paul USA Intermediate Tenor Saxophone TS-400 are very high-quality saxophones that have a great sound quality, durable material and other great features that we believe you’ll fall in love with instantly.

We will talk about the features of both products and highlight the good and bad things about that which will hep you understand if they are good choices for you.

Jean Paul USA AS-400 Student Alto Saxophone Review

About: This is, overall, a very good saxophone that is constructed well. It has a very good sound quality, the keys play smoothly and most people compare it to the higher end saxophones that come with a higher price tag.

Features: We should start by mentioning that Jean Paul USA AS-400 Student Alto Saxophone is a great saxophone for beginner and intermediate saxophone players. It offers a superior tone in its class, with even key action and placement that feels just right for band members.

This product comes with a yellow brass, gold and silver body one of which you can get according to your preference. Also, it has high-quality keys and tapered pivot keys which make it very easy to use and it also has a strong bell brace that makes this saxophone very durable.

As for the range and intonation, we can confidently say that it is very good in Jean Paul USA AS-400 Student Alto Saxophone which is often seen in much more expensive saxophones in the market. Also, it can definitely product the raw, gritty sound that often solo players products which manages to capture the attention of mesmerized audience.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Jean Paul USA AS-400 Student Alto Saxophone is a great budget friendly saxophone and it is also very practical since it comes with included accessories such as rico reed, carrying case, cork grease, gloves and cleaning cloth, swabs and mouthpiece.

Jean Paul USA Intermediate Tenor Saxophone TS-400

About: We like this saxophone a lot because it is a very high-quality saxophone that produces very high-quality sound. It is ideal for beginners and intermediate players but it is so high-quality that it can be a good choice for even more advanced players who have more experience.

Features: It is a good idea to start with the look of this saxophone which we can confidently say is gorgeous. This saxophone has a bright lacquered body and green pad accents and it is only 16 pounds which is an important thing if you want to get this product for your child.

In addition to that, Jean Paul USA Intermediate Tenor Saxophone TS-400 comes with ergonomic keys which make is possible for you to move your fingers smoothly. We should also mention that this flute comes with a soft toned that is able to produce wide range of sounds with no problem.

The bell brace makes this product very durable, easy to hold and the keys are also tapered and pivot for easy accessibility. We also suggest you not to worry about moving this saxophone around since it can be carried around back pack style.

We can also assure you about the quality since Jean Paul USA Intermediate Tenor Saxophone TS-400 was tested twice before leaving the factory. Also, it comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which is very important since you can return if you encounter some issues with it.

Conclusion: Jean Paul Alto & Tenor Saxophone (2021 Review)

If you’re one of our regular readers, then you probably know we do our best to bring the best instruments in the market and today, we wanted to review the alto and tenor saxophone made by Jean Paul because we will both are great budget friendly options for beginner and intermediate players.

Considering their price tags, both saxophones have a great, deep sound that you would expect from much more expensive products. They are very practical in the sense that both come with hard cases, cleaning rods and both come with 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. We hope that the product that you choose would last you for long years!

Mendini By Cecilio Alto & Tenor Saxophone (2021 Review)

Mendini By Cecilio has become very popular among musical instrument players thanks to high-quality instruments they make. In this article, we will review the alto saxophone and tenor saxophone from Mendini By Cecilio.

We will talk about the positive and negative things about those products so that you can understand whether they are a good option for you. Even though there are higher quality saxophones in the market, considering the price tag, we like both products a lot and we believe that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy playing a saxophone.  

We’re very excited about both products so let’s get right into it.

Mendini by Cecilio E-Flat Alto Saxophone Review

About: Let’s start by mentioning that Mendini by Cecilio E-Flat Alto Saxophone is a great option for student musicians and it can also be a great choice for musicians who are at every level. Because it has a deep tone and rich even intonation throughout the full range and it also has a very reasonable price tag.

Features: There are a lot of things that we like about this saxophone and the sound quality is the highlight of it. This saxophone produces very rich sounds thanks to its large bore which is very important. Another thing that is worth mentioning about this saxophone is that it also has fast action keys which makes it very easy to play.

We should also mention that Mendini by Cecilio E-Flat Alto Saxophone produces full bodied tunes throughout the range and it has a rich deep tone and even intonation which produces an amazing performance.

We also like the fact that this saxophone comes with a metronome which helps maintaining temp of the song that you’re playing. Considering its price tag, the fact that this saxophone comes with a tuner is another positive thing about this product.

It is also worth mentioning that this saxophone comes with a booklet which is a good thing for beginners and intermediate players.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Mendini by Cecilio E-Flat Alto Saxophone is a great option for musical instrument players who are at every level. We can say that there are better saxophones in the market, but considering the fact that it comes with a reasonable price tag, this is a very good saxophone overall.

Mendini by Cecilio Tenor Saxophone

About: This is a tenor saxophone made by Mendini By Cecilio which you might consider if you’re tenor saxophone player. It has some great features which made us love Mendini by Cecilio Tenor Saxophone and that is why we wanted to include this budget friendly saxophone in our review.

Features: This saxophone comes in different colors which are gold, nickel, black with gold keys, black with nickel keys and gold with nickel keys, so, you can get the one that matches best with your interest.

We suggest this flute if you’re just starting to play saxophone since it is a very good saxophone overall and it has a very reasonable price tag and it produces a very solid sound. The large bore makes it easy for young players to get a great, full bodied sound and the fast action keys allow for easy playability for all players.

If we have to determine a level for this saxophone, we can say that Mendini by Cecilio Tenor Saxophone is an intermediate level saxophone that is between beginner and advanced level. So, it might be a good idea to look for other options if you’re a professional saxophone player.

It is also worth mentioning that when buying this product, you also get a backpack strap, a hard case, neck strap, mouthpiece with reed and cap a box of 10 reeds, a polishing cloth, cleaning rod and a pair of white gloves. We like that a lot because you won’t have to get extra accessories after you buy this saxophone.

We also like the fact that this product comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which is important if you have any concerns about the quality.

Conclusion: Mendini By Cecilio Alto & Tenor Saxophone (2021 Review)

In this article, we wanted to review the two great products of mendini which are Mendini by Cecilio E-Flat Alto Saxophone and Mendini by Cecilio Tenor Saxophone. The reason we wanted to do that because we like both products a lot since they provide a chance for a lot of people to enjoy playing saxophone without hurting their budget.

Both products are very solid and they provide an even tone throughout the range and they are also very easy to play which is an important factor if you’ve just started to learn playing saxophone. The rich deep tone and even intonation are the other features that we like about this product.

We suggest getting the alto saxophone if you’re an alto saxophone player and the tenor saxophone if you’re a tenor saxophone player and we’re confident that you won’t regret your decision. Also, you don’t have much to lose since both products come with a reasonable price tag.

Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute (2021 Review)

If you’re looking for an intermediate or a beginner flute for yourself, Windsor Flute might be a great choice for you since it is a great budget friendly flute that you can use for a long time and can make you satisfied.

It is true that there are a lot of much more high-quality flutes in the market but spending hundreds of dollars for a flute might not be the best thing to do since you might not use for long time. In that case, getting a budget friendly flute like Windsor Flute would make sense and that is why we will review that product in this article. Below our review, there is also a buyer’s guide that you can read to get better knowledge about flutes.

Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute (2020 Review)

About: Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute is a great choice for beginners and intermediate players. Is true that it is not one of the most high-quality flutes in the market it is a great option for you if you’re new at playing flute.

Features: The manufacturer designed this flute to be a good option for people who are beginners or intermediate players and that is also the reason why this flute is very easy to play. So, there are a lot of things in this flute that makes it very easy to play which will talk about below one by one.

The main reason it is easy to play is that it is a closed hole key flute which is important because it is much easier to play. Open hole key flutes are often a better option for more advanced players since they are a little bit harder to play.

It is also worth mentioning that this flute comes with an embouchure holes that makes it very easy to blow and the inclusion of the split E makes it an ideal flute for a flutist who is at the intermediate level.

We also like the fact that this is a very practical flute since it comes with a cleaning rod that makes it very easy to clean and maintain. It also comes with a hard case that you can carry the flute in it.

The flute, in the key of C, has 16 holes and the easy action keys complete with decent pads produce a satisfying tonal sound. To conclude our review of Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute, we should mention that it comes with a 1-year warranty which is great.

Buyer’s Guide

Brand Quality

Getting a flute in today’s market is not a problem because there are a lot of different flutes in the market that come with different price tags. However, getting a flute is not that easy because you want a flute that will last you for a long time.

Therefore, it is a good idea to look at the quality of the brand when you’re looking for flute. As a general rule, the most expensive flutes are the high-quality ones but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good flute for a reasonable price tag.

It’s one thing if you’re an advanced flutist, but you can definitely find a high-quality flute for a reasonable price tag and as we mentioned n the beginning of our review, Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute is definitely a great budget friendly beginner flute.

Open vs Closed Hole Key

Let’s start by mentioning that getting an open hole flute would make a lot of sense if you’re looking you’re an advanced flutist. The main reason for that is that open-holed keys makes it possible for flutists to have a better control over the intonation.

On the other hand, we suggest getting a closed key flute if you’re a beginner or an intermediate flutist since it is much easier to play a closed key flute.

In G vs Offset G

The G key in flutes are often designed in two different ways by manufacturer which are in G key and an offset G key. Most people believe that the flutes with in G key are often a better option for people who are more advanced, however, it is not true.

The main reason for that is that an offset G key flute is much more ergonomic and much easier to play and that is why it is a great option for beginners and more intermediate players. The main reason for that is that you will not have any issues placing your pinkie on the offset key which makes it possible for you to play your flute for a longer time.

Conclusion: Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute (2021 Review)

As we already mentioned above there are definitely better flutes in the market that you can get buy paying higher prices. However, if you’re a beginner or an intermediate flute player or if you’re looking for a flute for your child, getting a budget friendly flute like a Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute would make sense.

The main reason for that is that it has a very decent sound quality, it is budget friendly, it comes with an offset G key and it is a closed hole flute that is very easy to play. So, you can get this flute with a mind at ease. To conclude our review, we should mention that we highly Windsor Student Nickel Plated Flute if you don’t want to spend a lot of money for your first flute!

Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute (2021 Review)

It is a common misunderstanding that one needs to spend tons of money to enjoy playing flute since they are very high-quality products in the market that come with a reasonable price tag. The product that we will review in this article which is Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute, makes it very obvious that the opposite is also possible.

We will talk about the pros and cons of this product so that you can get better knowledge of this product and understand whether if it is a good choice for you. We’re confident that this flute is a great choice for both beginners and intermediate flute players and that is why we wanted to review Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute in a detailed way.

So, without wasting too much time, let’s see the good things and bad things about this budget friendly flute.

Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute (2021 Review)

About: This a new and improved model of the 1000 Series Flute made by Kaizer, which was a very popular flute among beginner and intermediate players and this flute is even a better version than the older one and it has some nice features that you will like.

Features: It is always a good idea to start with the material and we should say that this flute comes with a nickel-silver body. This is essential because it makes this flute very lightweight and that is why you might consider Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute if you’re looking for a flute for your child since it will be very easy to carry it for him or her.

Another reason we believe this flute is a great choice for beginners is because this flute comes with an offset G key which makes it very easy to place the hands on it since it will be much easier to place your pinkie on it.

We should also mention that Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute comes with a 45-day trial which is essential it is your first flute. So, you can return this flute if you’re not satisfied with it after 45 days which is important if you’re not satisfied with it.

Another thing that is worth mentioning about this flute is that it comes with a very reasonable price tag. This is important because paying hundreds of dollars for a flute if it is your first flute or if you’re getting a flute for your child.

Now that we talked a little bit about the features, let’s talk a little bit about the sound quality of Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute. considering it has a reasonable price tag, this flute has a very decent sound and has an even tone throughout the range and we like that a lot about this product since you don’t want get discouraged when you’ve just started your flute playing journey.

Buyer’s Guide

Brand

It is very likely that you’re only going to buy your flute for once and you’re going to use it for a long time. So, the thing that makes sense would be to get a high-quality flute from a high-quality brand that you will not regret over time.

Yamaha is the brand that comes to mind when talking about the high-quality flutes in the market. However, they don’t come with a reasonable price tag and that is why it might be a good idea to go for a cheaper flute which is especially true if you’re just starting out.

Budget

We should also mention that it might not a good idea to get a very expensive flute if you’re getting a flute for the first time. So, the best thing to do is to find a balance between the brand quality and price.

Closed Hole vs. Open Hole Flute

Open hole flutes are generally designed for more advanced players since they are a little bit harder to play. The main reason advanced flute players can opt to have open-holed keys since they have a better control over the intonation.

So, if you’re getting your first flute, it is probably a good idea to get a closed key flute like Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute. You can switch to an open hole flute if you get more advanced with time.

In G vs Offset G Key

G key can be in different positions in flutes which are in G and offset G key. We believe this is important because it will be very important factor for your hand position when playing to flute. Flutes that have and offset G key are much easier to play since you can put your pinkie on it with no problem which makes it very easy to play.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute comes with an offset G key which makes it easy to put your hands on it.

Conclusion: Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute (2021 Review)

We wanted to write a review of Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute because it is a very good budget friendly flute. We should just accept that this is not a flute for professional flute players but it can give a great start for your flute playing journey.

There are a lot of things that we like about this flute is that it is very durable, it comes with reasonable price tag, it comes with an offset G key and it is a closed hole flute which makes it an ideal option for beginners as we mentioned in the beginning our review of Kaizer C Key 1000 Series Closed Hole Flute. We hope that our article was helpful to you!

Gemeinhardt Flute (2021 Review)

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.

Buyer’s Guide

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.

Brand Quality

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

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.

Material

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.

Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha Flute (2021 Reviews)

In this article, we will review two great flute brands we will make a comparison between two great flute brands Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha. We will talk about the differences, common features and pros and cons of each brands so that you can understand which one is the better fit for you.

Both brands are very trustworthy brands that make very high-quality products and we will review their flutes in this article. Make sure that you read the features of both flutes so that you can have a better understanding of which one is better in the comparison of Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha Flute.

Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha flute (2021 Reviews)

Sneak Peek at the Winner: Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute

It was a very hard decision to came up with a winner in our review of Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha Flute. Even though both products are very high-quality and have similar features we declare Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute as the winner since it has a lower price tag.

Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute has also a very decent sound quality that has an even tone throughout the range, 5 year warranty, it comes with a cleaning kit and a hard case, it has a c foojoint and it is very easy to play.

Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute

About: Let’s start by mentioning that you might consider Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute whether you are a beginner or an intermediate player. The only people that Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute is not good for is professional players since they might be better off with a flute that’s at the higher end.

Features: It is a good idea to start with the sound quality of this flute which we can say is very good since this flute has an even tone throughout the range.

As for the material, we should mention that this flute is silver plated which is a good choice for a couple of reasons. First, it makes this flute very durable and it also make this flute look good.

There are a lot of features about this flute that makes us believe that it is a good option for beginners is because it has a J1 headjoint which is also the reason why it is easy to play high and low register.

It also has a C footjoint and that is the reason why you can play up to low C with no problem. Also, you don’t have to worry about the quality since it comes with a 5-year warranty.

We also like the fact that this is a practical flute since it comes with a cleaning rod which makes Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute very easy to clean and maintain. This flute also comes with a hard case which is the reason why you can carry it around with no problem.

It might be a good idea to get a flute that is at the higher end if you’re concerned about the quality. However, this flute is the best option for if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player.

Yamaha YFL-222 Flute

About: As you already know, Yamaha is one of the most famous and trustworthy musical instrument brands in the world and Yamaha YFL-222 Flute would be a great option for your whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate flutist.

Features: The fact that this flute is easy to play, has a great sound quality, it has an enhanced mouthpiece design makes this flute an ideal option if you’re willing to spend a little bit more than one spends on a beginner flute.

There are a lot of things that you need to look for in a flute when you’re looking for one and sound quality might be the most important one because it is the thing that will determine the joy that you’re going to get from an instrument including Yamaha YFL-222.

This flute manages to really come throughout because it has a nice tone that is balanced across the range of octaves which makes it very adaptable for different styles of playing.

It is also worth mentioning that this flute comes with an enhanced mouthpiece design. That makes it very easy to place your mouth on it which is very important when you’re a beginner. Because when you’re a beginner, one of the hardest things you encounter when you’re learning a new instrument. To help you get through that easily, Yamaha came up with a mouthpiece that makes it very easy.

Another reason this flute is a great option for beginners is because it is a closed hole key flute which makes it much easier to play since it makes it very easy to place the fingers on it.

We should also mention that the measures and weight of this flute are ideal. This flute is very lightweight 16.6 inches by 6.6 by 3.3 inches which is the reason why it can also be a good option for children.

Conclusion: Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha Flute (2021 Reviews)

In this article, we made a comparison between very high-quality brands Gemeinhardt vs Yamaha Flute and compared their best products. We talked about the goods and bads of both flutes so that you can make decision on which one is a good option for you.

We hope that our article was helpful to you!