Yamaha's unique expertise with the various alloys used in brass instruments led to the discovery that Gold brass is the perfect material for use with harmony flutes to obtain the optimum tone, weight, and playability. The YFLA421E comes with Silver plated keys and a straight head joint.
Yamaha YFLA421E Alto Flute
Yamaha’s YFL-A421 is one of the most sought-after alto flutes in the world. It is characterized 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 colors, and the flute is much more comfortable to hold and play than traditional alto flutes, being considerably lighter.
Alto flute with straight headjoint, Gold brass headjoint, body and footjoint, Sterling silver lip plate & riser, Nickel silver (silver-plated) keys, Double bladder pads
The headjoint is designed to easily catch the air stream delivering excellent response. Easy to tongue with good, even resonance over the entire range it is well suited for use in orchestras. (Photo: straight head joint for YFL-A421)
Key shapes are designed to provide a natural position that fits the fingers for greater playability.
|Key||Alto in G|
|Key Type||Covered keys|
|Lip Plate & Riser||Sterling silver|
|Body & Footjoint||Gold brass|
|Keys||Silver-plated nickel silver|