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With a headjoint, body, and footjoint crafted from sterling silver, the YFL472 is designed for advancing students. The extended B footjoint has an extra key enabling you to play a half a tone lower than the lowest note of the C foot. Regularly seen on professional models, the B foot also produces a darker, stronger sound with incredible projection.
The unique CY headjoint by Yamaha has a double flare taper and a unique embouchure hole which helps beginners quickly learn to produce a beautiful sound. Designed for excellence, even advanced players are able to appreciate its even, quick response in all registers.
This student model is designed to take you to the next level and beyond. The stunning gold lip plate is an asset to this instrument and allows a more comfortable playability. The open hole keys allow you to create more expressive notes, including both half and quarter. The offset G and split-E mechanism allow a more natural hand shape, which is comfortable for students and beginners.
Pointed Key Arm Design
All key shapes and placement have been ergonomically designed for a comfortable, natural-feeling performance. Manufacturing processes have been redesigned from the ground up to achieve substantially improved precision that not only leads to greater mechanical accuracy, but also minimizes the need for readjustment over time.
Finished by hand, the new pointed key arm addition gives the flutes an elegant, high class finish similar to that of Yamaha's professional and handmade flute range. They're inspired by a traditional European style for an excellent tone. Yamaha's unique screw resistance inserts allow smooth adjustments while preventing gradual loosening of the screws. For easier access, the screw positioning has been changed.
The 400 Series of flutes are designed for the student wanting to take their music to the next level. The upgraded materials, such as a precious metal construction, produces a more mature tone that can be utilised by passionate students. The structure is specifically made to last the test of time, so you can confidently take your flute to concerts, lessons and more. Yamaha have shaped the headjoint to be easier to play, so progression can be quicker. The 400 series flutes look immaculate due to the polished finish and cup-style shape.
Yamaha are universally acknowledged as a leader in the musical world. They are known for their attention to detail and precision, which has earned the respect of students as well as professional musicians from around the world. Yamaha's combination of craftsmanship and leading technology are transferred into the production of every instrument.
- Key: C
- Body Material: Sterling Silver
- Head Joint: CY Straight
- Head Material: Sterling Silver
- Foot Joint: B
- Lip Plate: Gold
- Tone Holes: Drawn and Curled
- Key System: Offset G
- Key Types: Open Ring Keys
- Key Mechanism: E
- Finish: Polished