The Yamaha YFL 222 flute is the renewed and improved version of Yamaha's entry level flute: Yamaha YFL-221. The new model differs from the previous one by the newly developed and elegant-looking pointed key arms. The improved pads have longer lasting stability and because of the further optimized production technology, the Yamaha YFL 222 has an even longer life.
The 200 series flutes Yamaha are ideal for beginners. The flutes from this series share a large part of their technique with the professional flutes of Yamaha, but have been specifically designed with the needs of the less experienced player in mind. Through the use of nickel-silver, the flute can be offered for a much lower price than the sterling silver models, with only minimal concessions in sound. An additional advantage is that nickel-silver is very durable.
The Yamaha YFL 222 plays easily and the accurate intonation helps students develop a good ear. Due to the excellent value for money, reliable reputation and high residual value, this flute a safe choice.
Please be aware (!) that as opposed to the YFL-212, the Yamaya YFL-222 does not have a split-E mechanism.
The following features distinguishes the Yamaha YFL 222 from other models:
The covered keys make the Yamaha YFL 222 easy to play. The covered pad cup, so will always fully seal the tonehole anytime when the key is closed. Especially for beginners, this is important, because this allows them to focus on the basic techniques first. Advanced players often prefer to open keys, as these offer more subtle control and flexibility of tone.
The G key is placed slightly to the left, resulting in a more natural placement of the fingers for most people. Often teachers recommend that beginners start on a flute with an offset G configuration because it tends to play easier.
The CY headjoint offers excellent response and a rich, warm tone because of the double flare taper and a unique embouchure hole undercut design. The headjoint of the Yamaha YFL 222 flute helps novice players to form a good sound quickly. Also the more experienced players will appreciate this headjoint, because of the quick response in both high and low registers.
Specifications Yamaha YFL 222 flute:
- Headjoint and lip plate: nickel silver (silver-plated)
- Body and keys: nickel silver (silver-plated)
- Footjoint: nickel silver (silver-plated)
- Covered Keys (Plateau Keys)
- Offset G configuration
- Yamaha CY headjoint
- Pointed key arms
- Drawn tone holes
- Yamaha Deluxe case and related cleaning products