For your consideration I offer this very nice intermediate flute by W.T. Armstrong, model Emeritus 21. Serial number L2017, built circa 1965-1970. This is an excellent instrument for the woodwind doubler or an achieving student who has outgrown their beginner flute. Solid silver body, foot, and headjoint. Open-hole (French) keywork. In-line G for precise intonation. C foot. I have seen the exact same instrument offered on Reverb.com for $1,195, and the closest equivalent model offered by Armstong, the 800 (which has a B-foot) sells for $1,829 new at online retailers. If you are looking to upgrade from your beginner or step-up flute, this would be a nice instrument for you.
CONDITION: This instrument was well-cared-for and is in outstanding condition. It has just had a little overhaul work done by Empire Winds of North Syracuse and is ready to play right out of the case. No damage as far as I can see, just a few light scratches and very superficial tarnish, from normal careful use. Includes a set of plastic hole plugs. It is sold with a 90-day warranty on the playing condition. See pictures.
PLAYING QUALITIES: I am not a flutist, so I can't speak to the finer points of its playing qualities, but I can produce 2-1/2 octaves on it chromatically. I would be happy to set up an appointment for you to test-play it. NOTE that I make no representations made about its suitability for your intended use. WYSIWYG.
ACCESSORIES: Original hard case with Interlochen Arts Academy decal; full set of plastic hole plugs; cleaning rod. See pictures; WYSIWYG.
THE STRAIGHT DOPE: This Armstrong Emeritus 21 intermediate-model flute is in excellent condition. The equivalent horn new will cost you about $1,800 at major retailers; you can own this nice one for 1/3 of that! All sales FINAL unless I determine that I significantly misrepresented it. I'll be happy to answer any questions about the instrument itself. Sold by professional musician. Because of the high number of scammers, email via Craigslist relay ONLY; I will reply to serious inquiries with my phone number and email address.
ATTENTION SCAMMERS: I've seen it all. NO bank drafts; NO "agents"; NO meeting you at some parking lot; NO text messages; NO blind Gmail addresses. I may have been born at night, but not LAST NIGHT.
All you nice honest folks out there in Craigslistland, please contact me if you have an interest in this instrument. I'll be glad to email/text more pics and details. Thanks for looking!
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