Handmade warmth and precision made affordable through modern innovation.
Yamaha 600 series professional flutes combine the brilliance of nickel silver keys with the characteristic warm colors of a sterling silver headjoint and body. The headjoint, body and footjoint are all heat treated with Yamaha’s proprietary acoustic annealing process to provide an impressive evenness of tone and response throughout all registers. The hand-finished sterling silver headjoint is a modified version of the Type A headjoint supplied with Yamaha handmade flutes. The specially designed cut of this headjoint offers incredible response and an impressive dynamic range. 600 series Yamaha flutes boast a 0.43mm wall thickness which, when combined with the hand-finished sterling silver headjoint, provides a remarkably warm and rich tone. Yamaha 600 series flutes come standard with Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads for a more precise and consistent seal. Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads allow the flutist to play with a lighter touch and quicker action. The keys feature traditional pointed key arms, reflecting the highest level of craftsmanship and adding visual elegance to these outstanding instruments. The YFL-687H features a traditional in-line G mechanism and is also available with a C# trill key (YFL-687HCT).
|Hand-finished headjoint: Based on the Handmade Flute’s Type A design which offers a wider expressive range, the hand-finished headjoint on Yamaha professional flutes additionally offers easier response and excellent balance over the instrument’s entire range.|
|Straubinger Phoenix Pads: Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads offer the same concept as the Straubinger™ Pads on Yamaha Handmade Flutes, and have a more suitable design for the 600 series. The pads allow the player to play with a softer touch while providing a more precise and consistent seal, superior response, wide dynamic range and longer life in regards to adjustment.|
|0.43mm Wall Thickness: 0.43mm wall thickness is now a standard feature on 600 series flutes. Combined with the new hand-finished headjoint and the Straubinger Phoenix™ Pads, the increased wall thickness provides excellent balance, and a warm, beautiful sound.|
|Acoustic Annealing: The headjoint, body and footjoint of all professional flutes are heat treated through Yamaha’s proprietary acoustic annealing process that allows the instrument to vibrate more freely, providing optimal response and beautiful resonance.|
|Ergonomic Key Design: The keys are hand-assembled and meticulously balanced for a perfect touch, and the key shapes have been so exquisitely designed and ergonomically placed that the flute will almost ‘disappear’ in your hands. Performances will feel effortless and natural.|
|Pointed Key Arms: A#, F# and other non-fingered keys feature pointed key arms, similar to those found on Handmade Flutes. Their beautiful designs are inspired by traditional European styling.|
|Case & Cover: The compact case provides ease of transport and excellent protection from damage. All Yamaha professional flutes come with an elegantly designed case cover.|