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Description
An affordable step-up to silver.
  • Open-hole flute with B foot
    Sterling silver .014" thinwall headjoint
    Sterling silver .018" body and B foot
    Silver-plated in-line keys
    Tapered rollers.

Armstrong 800B Intermediate Flute
Key of C. Open-hole flute, sterling silver .014" thinwall headjoint, sterling silver .018" body and B foot, silver-plated in-line keys, tapered rollers. Includes French-style case with fleece-lined cover.

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  • Body: Sterling (.018)
    Case: Fleece Lined / French Style
    Country Produced In: United States
    Head: Sterling (.014) Thinwall
    Keys: French (Open Hole)
    Material Type: Sterling Silver
    Proficiency Level: Professional
    Rollers: Tapered

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"Dark and Responsive"


by Mister Adlai - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
performing musician island jazz St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
21 people out of 31 found this review helpful

Just like a flute should be. Not a bright sounding instrument at all (or maybe that's my core sound?). I play mainly sax and needed a decent flute. The head is nice and responsive as well... maybe due to the thin wall sterling. I can't see changing more than the headjoint at some point. Recommended.

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"Awesome Armstrong"


by Katherine - 3/22/2010 10:51:55 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student Classical, Jazz IL
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

When I first got this flute, I immediately noticed how much more comfortable the keys were and how the notes came out easier. People have also told me how the sound is more dark and open. It projects well, and is pretty durable in terms of a couple light knocks against another flute or metal cleaning rod. One problem, however, is the high E and F# are a little trickier on this flute; the high E is more temperamental in terms of amount of air needed to cleanly play it, and the F# doesn't really want to come out on the first attack. I'm a student, though, so that might also just be me. I overall like this flute, as well as the Armstrong line. Would recommend this to others.

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"Armstrong Model 800B Flute"


by James M. Dodd - 3/19/2010 5:09:51 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Music Education Major (Senior) Classical Houston, TX
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I recently purchased this model and must say it is a very good flute for the money. It is well made, affordably priced, & will last a very long time if taken care of. My flute professor played it, and thought it was quite good for the money! To me, it is "open" blowing, and is not too resistant. It would be a great instrument for a serious high school or college player & a professional woodwind player who doubles. I would purchase another one all over again. It's a good one!

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"Armstrong (USA) 800B Open Hole Flute"


by James M. Dodd - 3/12/2010 7:03:12 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Non-Traditional University Student Classical Houston, Texas
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I recently purchased one of these from WWBW and am very pleased. It is well made and is a fully American-made instrument. It is 'open' blowing, but is also dark & responsive. I highly recommend this flute due to its quality, price point, & that it is domestically produced, which is great if you need parts, or have questions. Finally, for a high school or college student, this is a great buy. While the competing Gemeinhardt, is a good instrument and is good choice, to me the Armstrong cost a little more, but played better. I would certainly purchase another one without blinking. For my uses, this fit the bill!

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