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Trevor James Flutes UK
We have achieved Trevor James UK Specialist Dealer status so you can assured that you are dealing with experts who are here to look after you and offer you very competitive prices. We recommend Trevor James... Read more
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We have achieved Trevor James UK Specialist Dealer status so you can assured that you are dealing with experts who are here to look after you and offer you very competitive prices. We recommend Trevor James flutes as they are exceptionally high quality, good value, finished and hand setup in the UK at Trevor James's technical workshop and are backed with a 5 year warranty. You even get a card with your flute which is personally signed by the engineer who hand setup your flute! We also offer the Trevor James 10x on our hire purchase scheme and the reason why we offer this flute is because they are so well made, flute teachers love them and they just do not go wrong (99% of the time). 0% finance over 10 months is also usually available on Trevor James instruments.
Which model do I need?
Throughout the Trevor James flute range there are three main models; the 10x which is suitable for beginners upto grade 6 level, the Privilege for intermediate players grades 5-7 and the Cantabile for advanced players grades 6-8+. The main difference as you go up through the range is that the Privilege has a 925 solid silver lip plate/riser and the Cantabile has a 925 solid silver head joint - these 925 solid silver areas make a huge difference to the tonal performance. These 2 models also come with french arm keys which gives great versatility in performance.
The Trevor James Flute range
Trevor James Flutes FAQs
How long is the warranty?
All Trevor James Flutes come with a 5 year warranty for your piece of mind. Trevor James are very confident with their flutes as they are so well made thus such a long warranty.
What is the Trevor James unique triple silver plating I have heard about?
This is a technique that is unique to Trevor James. They apply a double layer of silver plating on top of a flash copper coating which gives durability to the silver finish to extend the life of the silver plating.
Does the 925 solid silver lip plate and head joint make such a big difference?
You will be very surprised! The jump in sound quality and tonal performance is very noticeable between the 10x (silver plated lip plate & head joint) and Priviledge (925 solid silver lip plate & silver plated head joint). Then moving upto the Cantabile (925 solid sliver head joint) you will notice such a leap. When people visit us to try each of the models they are always amazed at how much a difference the solid silver parts make.
Are Trevor James flutes setup within the price?
Yes all Trevor James Flutes are finished and hand setup in Trevor James's technical factory in the UK. Its nice to be reassured that your flute will be setup to the highest of standard to ensure great performance and playability.
Do you offer a hire purchase scheme on flutes?
We offer a hire purchase scheme on the base model the 10x which is ideal for beginners upto the grade 6 level. Read more about our hire purchase scheme. We do also usually offer 0% finance over 10 months (firm purchase) on Trevor James flutes - please contact us for more information.
Do I need a 'closed hole' or 'open hole' flute?
Closed Hole flutes are the most popular and this is where you press keys down and the key/pad covers up the hole to create the sound. An Open Hole flute is where there are holes in the centre of the keys and you use a combination of the key/pad and your finger to cover up the holes to create a sound. Open Hole flutes are not very popular and are used by some professional players, although Closed Hole flute are very popular amongst professional players. Having an Open Hole flute is much more difficult to play but it does give you the option of alternative fingerings, quarter- tones and multi-phonics. As a rule of thumb we recommend Closed Hole flutes for anyone upto grade 8 level (which is why all of the above flutes are Closed Hole) and then once you get past grade 8 go and try an Open Hole flute to see how you get on.
What is the 'E Mechanism'?
The e mechanism is an extra key which gives a cleaner and more responsive top E. This is a very popular option and we highly recommend it.