Glory Closed Hole C Flute

By Woodwind | Flute Reviews

Aug 10
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OVERVIEW

Looking for a beginner’s flute that sounds decent, but doesn’t break the bank can be hard.But when you’ve got your hands on the Glory Closed Hole C Flute, you shouldn’t let go. It is not only great for a beginning flutist, but it actually sounds as good as the most expensive flute brands out there.

FEATURES

  • Combines cost effectiveness with high quality
  • Great quality leather pads offer air tightness and water resistance
  • Made from authentic cupronickel, giving the flute its durability and great tone
  • Closed hole design
  • 16 keys design
  • Uses high grade needle spring
  • Weighs-in at 2 pounds
  • Measures at 16.3 x 5.7 x 3.3 inches
  • Comes with a case, tuning rod, cloth, cork grease, and white gloves
  • Comes in different fun colors to choose from

PROS

One of the most common complaints when it comes to beginner flutes is that theydon’tsound very good. Of course, when you’re buying a flute for the very first time, for a student flutist, you will be hesitant to spend a lot of money on the greatest brands, especially when you won’t know if your student flutist will want to continue learning.

But you won’t have this problem with the Glory Closed Hole C Flute. For a price under $100, you will be surprised at the quality sound it makes.

The leather pads are great, so even if it is a closed flute design, the flute still plays in tune, and has a great tone.

This is a great flute to recommend, or buy for beginner and intermediate players. What’s more, is that it already has the essentials that a beginning flutist will need to learn the art of playing his or her instrument.

It includes a decent looking carrying case with a shoulder strap. It also comes with a complete cleaning kit: gloves, grease, tuning rod, and cloth.

If you don’t like the silver color, you’ll like the choices given by the Glory Closed Hole C Flute. It comes in a variety of colors from blue to pink! It looks absolutely beautiful, especially if you have a young flutist at home. They’ll love the colors the flutes come in.

Unlike other cheap flutes on the market, there are no problems encountered when playing with the Glory Closed Hole C Flute. The pads seal tightly, with just the lightest touch. The keys work flawlessly. You won’t experience any sticking of the keys that can disrupt your play and warp your sound.

The Glory Closed Hole C Flute also comes with bonuses. It has an offset G, as well as C foot. The C foot is good enough for beginners, while the G foot is great for intermediate and professional players. So you can always use this, even if you are no longer considered a beginner.

It also has two options available: The B or C foot. The C foot is great for beginners, while the B foot is commonly used by advanced players.

CONS

As beautiful as it may look, the Glory Closed Hole C Flute colors scratch off and chip easily. As early as two years of use, you might already begin to see some scratching and peeling of the paint. When you receive the flute, the case may have an overwhelming chemical-like odor when you first open it. It’s best to air out the case first to let the smell go away.

It’s also best if you wash the cloth and gloves first before using them just in case they have any chemicals that haven’t been washed away. The flute is also a little dirty inside. It’s best if you clean the flute before using it because it may get even dirtier when you use it without cleaning it first, or worse, you may inhale unwanted chemicals.

Lastly, the cleaning rod provided is plastic. This may be a problem for people who prefer to use a metal rod.

FINAL COMPARISON

In case you want to be prepared and look ahead for a flute that your student, or you, can level up to, the Glory Silver Plated Intermediate Open/Closed Hole C Flute with Case will be a great choice.

Just like other flutes by Glory, it doesn’t hurt the pocket. It’s still less than a $100, but more expensive than the beginner’s flute.

The tonal quality of the flute sounds very good, and it still looks beautiful. It is pretty easy to scratch though, so if you’re not the gentlest of users, you might find that you’ll get a lot of scratches on it pretty soon.

VERDICT

For the price and quality, the Glory Closed Hole C Flute gets a 4 out of 5 rating. You’ll definitely have the right start to becoming a professional flute player with this as the first in your arsenal.

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