The Yamaha YFL-481 is the best flute available for under $2500.

The Yamaha 481 flute features a headjoint, body and footjoint made of the same 92.5% pure sterling silver as expensive professional models for a rich, warm tone with enhanced projection.

The Yamaha YFL-481 is an intermediate which flute offers the durability of standard flutes while producing greater resonance. Features an improved scale for better intonation and an undercut, beveled embouchure hole for a clean attack, sensitive response, and accurate intonation. Improvements include a stronger post design to prevent post bending, accessible adjustment screws, improved adjustment screw material, and a body mark for proper footjoint alignment. Construction features a sterling silver headjoint, body and footjoint; nickel-silver keys and long-lasting neoprene bumpers.

The undercut and beveled embouchure hole provides a clean attack, sensitive response, and accurate intonation. The low B gizmo key makes for convenient fingering and excellent response for high C. A unique footjoint alignment mark facilitates proper fitting by young players, and the YFL-481's ergonomic key shapes have been ergonomically designed for comfortable, natural-feeling performance. The keys are hand-assembled and adjusted for a perfect 'touch' and balance. Additionally, Yamaha's unique screw resistance inserts allow smooth adjustments while preventing gradual loosening of the screws.

Support Information

For support contact Yamaha via their contact form or by calling (714)-522-9011.  You can also find an authorized Yamaha technician in your area using their service locator.