You are looking for a reliable first instrument for your child. You are not sure how far they will go and don’t want to pay the earth but you still need an instrument that is easy to play and look after. Most of all it has to inspire!
The internet is a confusing place with unknown brands, sellers offering instruments alongside hairdryers and perfume, secondhand instruments that seem too good to be true…who can you turn to?!!
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY !
Here at South Coast Music we have been supplying quality instruments for musicians of all levels since 1985! We have searched the World over for a range of student instruments that play well, sound good and won’t let you down. This Fontaine FBW107 Student Flute with Split E Mechansim is that instrument – professionally setup ready to play and worth a lot more than our modest asking price.
GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST START YOU CAN!
We won’t make any ridiculous claims that this is a Professional Level Instrument but what we will say however is that this Fontaine instrument has been carefully designed and meticulously constructed to provide years of inspired music for the budding flautist or someone coming back to the instrument. The added brilliance of the classy cupronickel finish will inspire you even more than you thought possible.
We can also assure you that this Fontaine musical instrument has been designed by Professional Ateliers and built by craftsmen unlike many items for sale online that simply look like musical instruments.
The tone of the Fontaine FBW107 Flute is clear and focused. The look is pure class and the lip plate is easy to blow and in tune. The mechanism is precision machined and assembled offering accurate and air tight action. Quality Yellow Skin Pads help to ensure that everything is air-tight. Remember that instruments that leak are impossible to play. This is about inspiration, not perspiration!
SPLIT E MECHANISM
The Split E mechanism is an automatic mechanism – that is the player doesn’t need to alter fingerings. It holds down the lower G key when fingering third octave E. It improves the venting for this note and therefore, makes it easier for most players. It is usually recommended for beginner flautists to have this feature and Fontaine have included it on several of their models including the FBW107.
The split E mechanism can dramatically improve the response of high E. This mechanism divides the action of the upper and lower G keys, permitting the lower G key to close when high E is played. Closing the lower G key and fingering high E decreases venting and brings more stability to the note with a faster response.