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Great Company, Just "ok" product.
on February 23, 2014
I have had this flute for 3 months now and have played it nearly every day. The look and feel of it is great. The sound, however, is awful. It is pitched very sharp. To compensate, the head joint needs to be pulled out about an inch. With that adjustment, the weight of the flute becomes unstable and awkward. No amount of adjustment to the flute completely corrects tuning issues. The flute is not in tune with itself. High notes are always sharp and low notes are always flat. It is next to impossible to produce a clear sounding low note on this flute.
Sad to say, but I didn't realize just how poor this flute was until I purchased a second flute. The second flute cost more than a thousand dollars more than this flute and has none of the issues that plague this flute.
I don't like giving bad reviews, but please steer away from this flute. You'll be sorry.
I initially wrote the above review and gave this flute a low, one-star rating. Since then, however, I was contacted by Hyson Music. They read the review and were concerned that there was an unsatisfied customer. They said that they wanted to reach out to me and that, while this flute will not compare to a higher-end flute, I still should not have had the issues with the flute that I described above. They were extremely kind and professional. They asked me to return the flute so they could send a new flute in its place. The whole transaction took less than a week. The new flute does in fact function much better. The quality of the flute is just OK. ***** 5 stars for Hyson Music, the company.