Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute with Straight Headjoint

By Woodwind | Flute Reviews

Aug 10
Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute with Straight Headjoint

OVERVIEW

If you’ve done your research, you’ll know that the mention of a Gemeinhardt in the music industry will turn heads immediately. Yes, that’s the quality and reputation that a Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute with Straight Headjoint can offer. Not only that, it is professionally made for beginner flutists, and built for durability to withstand unprofessional hands.

FEATURES

  • Professionally padded
  • Features a triple coated silver plated finish
  • Offset G key
  • Comes with case and cleaning kit
  • Comes with 3-year warranty

PROS

The Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute with Straight Headjoint may be a tough choice to swallow for some especially with the price tag, but the purchase is definitely worth it. You’ll see when your child improves and advances with their flute skills.

Then you’ll know you’ve made the right purchase. However, price tag aside, you can really tell the difference between a quality flute and the cheaper ones.

First of all, the Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute with Straight Headjoint is triple silver plated. This means that even after years and years of use, with the right care and maintenance, it will still keep its original shine and luster.

Of course, the finish can still be worn off, that’s why it’s important to clean the instrument after every use. The same goes for any flute coming from other brands.

The Gemeinhardt is built with durability in mind. This is especially important when you consider who will be handling student flutes – beginners with little to no knowledge of how to play and care for a flute. It can withstand rough, clumsy, as well as inexperienced fingers, and dare say, several dropping occasions.

The body isn’t the only part of the flute that’s triple silver plated. The headjoint, body, keys, and footjoint are all silver-plated. It is still a beginner flute, so it cannot match the tonal quality of intermediate or professional flutes, but it is still good enough.

The embouchure hole of the Gemeinhardt is oval shaped which requires students to play softly in order to come up with clear notes. It is also easy to repair. It’s not easy to damage the flute enough to requirerepairs. Occasionally a spring may come loose, but this can be remedied easily with a screwdriver in hand.

Lastly, the brand will serve you well. Even if the Gemeinhardt will not last long in the hands of your once eager student, you can always sell it, and it will still have a good resale value.

CONS

The Gemeinhardt and Yamaha are always pitted against each other. Maybe because it’s the similarity in price, but one thing is for certain: It is easier to play on the Yamaha flutes compared to the Gemeinhardt. This is because of the embouchure hole of the Gemeinhardt.

The price can be a disadvantage for some, seeing that it isn’t the most affordable choice out there. There are a lot more affordable options whose tonal quality can come very close to the Gemeinhardt and the Yamaha.

FINAL COMPARISON

Also making quite a buzz in the music industry is the Jupiter JFL710 Silver Plated, Plateau, Offset G Student Flute. It’s not the most affordable flute for students or beginners, but it definitely makes up for it in quality.

The build, the appearance, the features, everything about this flute just screams quality. That means a lot, especially since the flute is designed only for beginners.

However, it can make a world of difference to your aspiring student when they start off with a great quality flute such as the Jupiter JFL710 Silver Plated, Plateau, Offset G Student Flute.

If budget is not a problem, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to purchasing a brand new flute for your budding learner, you can opt for the highly-acclaimed Armstrong Model 102 USA Student Flute, Standard.

Even though the cost is extremely high for a student flute (upwards of $1000), you simply cannot deny the quality that the Armstrong brand is known for. This model has flat key cups that help prevent air from leaking. It is also heavily plated and has a sturdy mechanism to withstand the playing of a beginning student.

This can assure you of a lifetime use if taken care of. The flute is also easy to repair. So, even though you spent quite a lot in purchasing it, you definitely will not spend any more for repairs just to maintain it.

VERDICT

The assurance of a great brand, the build quality, as well as the tonal quality, gives the Gemeinhardt 2SP Flute with Straight Headjoint a 4.5 out of 5 rating. It’s a great flute for students, but may not sit well with intermediate or professional players.

The Gemeinhardt 2SPCH Flute is the same model except it also comes with a curved headjoint. This may be beneficial for a smaller musician.

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