Yamaha YFLA421 Alto Flute Outfit With Case (YFLA421II)

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Intermediate Model Straight Alto G Flute

Gold Brass Head & Body, Silver Plated Keys, Solid Metal Lip Plate, Supplied With Straight Head Only, Offset G, For Optional Curved Head, see YFLA421U02.

  • Offset G System
  • Double Bladder Pads
  • Gold Brass & Nickel Silver
  • Clear Lacquer Body Finish
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Yamaha's YFLA421II is one of the most sought-after alto flutes in the world. It is characterised by an agile response and precise intonation, but its best feature is its warm, beautiful sound. Yamaha's unique expertise with the various alloys used in brass instruments led to the discovery that gold-brass (brass with a higher than usual copper content) is the perfect material for optimum tone, weight, and playability of an alto flute. The gold-brass gives a rich sound full of tonal colours, and the flute is much more comfortable to hold and play than traditional alto flutes, being considerably lighter. A model with a curved headjoint is also available by special order.


Control Interface
Key     Key types     Covered keys

Design/Architecture Detail
E mechanism     no
Pads     Double bladder

Body & footjoint     Gold brass (Clear-lacquer)
Key     Nickel silver (Silver-plated)
Headjoint & lip plate     Gold brass (Clear-lacquer), with Silver Lip Plate

Key     G