Conductor Sterling Silver Plated Flute w/ Case

By Woodwind | Flute Reviews

Dec 13

OVERVIEW

The Conductor Sterling Silver Plated Flute w/ Case was created with the beginner in mind. This key of C flute has closed holes and specially designed lip plate for easy playing. It also comes with a nice low price compared to other beginner models.

FEATURES

  • Sterling silver plated – head, body, and foot
  • Offset G and split E keys
  • Custom designed lip plate for easy playing
  • Includes a carrying case and cleaning rod
  • Quality Italian-made key pads
  • 30-day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty

PROS

The Conductor Sterling Silver Plated Flute w/ Case is a beautiful instrument. All three sections of the flute is sterling silver plated. It also has good tone. This flute is serviced before shipping, ensuring quality.

Being beginner friendly is also a definite plus for a student musician. Like typical beginner/student flutes, it has closed holes and is in the key of C. It also has an offset G key for comfort and split E keys for ease of playing. This flute comes with a case, which will keep the flute safe during transport, and a cleaning rod for cleaning inside the flute.

The price of this flute is on the lower end for beginner flutes which is nice on the budget. The Instrument Store sells flutes without “the middleman,” ensuring customers get good, low prices on their instruments. It is also very likely that you would save money by buying rather than renting. The low price makes this flute a good choice for those who are just starting out learning to play and for those who want a cheap second flute for marching band.

This flute also comes with a warranty. The first 30 days have an unconditional money back guarantee if you choose to return it. It also has 1 year full warranty. If you are wanting a longer warranty, Amazon has a 2 or 3 year accident protection option that you can purchase along with this flute.

CONS

The biggest complaint for the Conductor Sterling Silver Plated Flute w/ Case is its case. The case does not have a handle, and many customers have found this to be a great inconvenience. If this is a concern, the Lazarro Professional Silver Nickel Closed Hole C Flute is another option in the same price range as the Conductor flute and comes with a case with a handle. If you want to stick with the Conductor you could also purchase a hard case cover, a soft case with a handle that zips around the hard case that comes with this instrument.

Another complaint is the upkeep of appearance for this flute. It is important to clean this instrument after every use. Wipe the inside with a cloth using the including cleaning rod. Then wipe down the outside with a microfiber cloth. If you don’t, the finish will dull and tarnish.

FINAL COMPARISON

The Conductor Sterling Silver Plated Flute w/ Case is on the lower end for beginner/student flutes, but perhaps you want an even cheaper option. The Glory Closed Hole C Flute is an economical option for a child who may also want to pick a color for their flute. It also comes with a carrying case that has a handle.

On the flip side, if money is not a concern and you would like a well-known brand and higher quality, the Yamaha YFL-221 Student Flute is a top choice. It has a nickel silver body, which makes it very durable and long-lasting. It has a greater sound quality, but it also has a bigger price to go with it.

The Conductor flute is about mid-low range for price of a beginner flute. If you are still unsure or would like to view other choices, check out the chart on the home page of this site.

VERDICT

This flute has many qualities that make it a great option for a beginner flutist. The price doesn’t hurt either. However, the carrying case has become a point of frustration, and it needs to be cleaned often to keep up a nice appearance. Therefore, the Conductor Sterling Silver Plated Flute w/ Case gets a 4 out of 5 product rating.

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