Yamaha YFL 372H
The Yamaha YFL 372H flute with silver headjoint, open hole keys (French style keys) and B-footjoint is the improved successor of the Yamaha YFL-371 H. The new model differs from the previous one by the newly developed and elegant-looking pointed key arms, longer lasting pads and even more further optimized production technology, which results in even more stability and longer life for the Yamaha YFL 372-H.
All Yamaha 300 series intermediate flutes have a headjoint which is made entirely of sterling silver. This gives the flute a warmer, more powerful tone compared to the 200 series. Through the use of nickel-silver for the body and footjoint, the flute can be offered for a much lower price than the sterling silver models, with only minimal concessions in sound.
The Yamaha YFL 372H plays easily and the accurate intonation helps fultists to develop a good ear. Due to the excellent value for money, reliable reputation and high residual value, this flute is a safe buy.
The following features distinguishes the Yamaha YFL 372-H from other models:
The 372H comes with a B-foot. A B-footjoint is longer and has an additional key, which adds one note, the low B, to the range of the flute. The extra length of the flute gives it darker tone and offers a higher resistance in the upper registers. Also, the flute has a little more weight than the YFL 372 with C-foot.
Advanced players often prefer open key holes, as these offer more subtle control and flexibility of tone.
Sterling Silver CY Headjoint
The headjoint of the Yamaha YFL-372-H is made entirely of sterling silver. This material with a 92.5% silver content has a greater density than the nickel-silver that is used for the 200 series. It therefore produces a warmer, more powerful sound. Due to the unique design of the embouchure, the flute provides excellent response and helps novice players to form a good sound quickly. Also the more experienced players will appreciate this headjoint, because of the quick response in both high and low registers.
The high E is one of the toughest notes to play on a flute. The E mechanism of the Yamaha YFL 372 H flute gives more stability and improves the intonation and response of the high E.
The G key is placed slightly to the left, resulting in a more natural placement of the fingers for most people. Often teachers recommend that beginners start on a flute with an offset G configuration because it tends to play easier.
Specifications Yamaha YFL 372H flute:
- Headjoint and lip plate: sterling Silver (.925)
- Body and keys: nickel silver (silver-plated)
- Footjoint: nickel silver (silver-plated)
- Open Hole Keys (French style keys)
- Split E Mechanism
- Offset G configuration
- Yamaha CY headjoint
- Pointed key arms
- Drawn tone holes
- Yamaha Deluxe case and related cleaning products