- Silver-plated nickel headjoint, body and keys
- E mechanism
- Closed keys
- Offset G
- Partly mounted screws in plastic to prevent unintentional release
- Case (included)
An affordable point of entry into the world of flutes
A good beginner's flute is distinguished by a wide range of sound dynamics and for being comfortable in the hands of any player. The Thomann FL-200 fulfils these criteria and is currently one of the most affordable flutes on the market. This flute makes a convincing case with good intonation in all registers, an easy response, and a centred sound. The headjoint, the body, and the mechanism consist of silver-plated nickel and are solidly manufactured. With this model, which has been available since 1999, Thomann offers a flute with an E-mechanism and an offset G. The scope of delivery includes a stable wooden case, a cleaning rod, a polishing cloth, and cork grease.
For your first notes on the flute
Thanks to its good intonation in all registers and solid manufacturing quality, the FL-200 is very suitable as a beginner's instrument. A fact worthy of mention is that the notes in the low registers don't drop in intonation and respond superbly. The notes in the third octave also intonate very steadily, so that it doesn't require excessive rotary adjustment. The flute is equipped with closed keys, which offer significantly greater comfort compared to open holes, as the fingers can lay more flexibly on the keys - an important condition for beginners to learn successfully. The FL-200C version is recommended for younger players, as it allows you to choose between a straight and a bent headjoint. This allows players with short arms to adopt a more relaxed playing position, as the distance between hands and body is shortened.
A great start
A flute should be designed in a manner that enables well-intonated and dynamic playing in all registers. The intonation possibilities shouldn’t be too extensive, but they should not be too limited either. If you want to opt for the flute – whether as a beginner or coming from another instrument – the FL-200’s convincing price-performance ratio makes it a good choice. Many teachers value this flute as a learning instrument thanks to its great playing and sound qualities. For this reason, it is commonly found in music classes and music academies. Moreover, it is also suitable as a backup instrument for saxophonists and clarinettists.
About Thomann wind instruments
Thomann-brand instruments, which are exclusively built by renowned manufacturers, now constitute a large part of Thomann’s product range alongside numerous big-name brands. With unbeatable price-performance ratios, Thomann wind instruments are the obvious first choice for students and beginners – and others too. The technical features and uncompromising sound quality they offer are usually reserved for much more expensive instruments found in the professional market segment.
From a starting model to an open-air instrument
Until fairly recently, it was still hard to find a beginner’s flute that was both good AND affordable – but those days are thankfully over. Thanks to their pleasant playing and sound features and their reasonable price, Thomann’s flutes are becoming more and more popular, having also become serious competition for other manufacturers. With the FL-200, you get a solidly-built and versatile beginner instrument that is suitable for numerous different musical applications and perfect for learning the flute. Moreover, it can also serve as a second instrument during bad weather situations at open-air gigs.