We’re known for working with the pros… but we’re just as committed to serving young artists, students and beginning players.

No matter what your budget or level of play, the team at J.L. Smith can find the ideal instrument for you… and we’re serious about that. Price is a major factor for determining the types of materials, details of craftsmanship and the nuances of mid and high end flutes, and yes, there is a significant difference to be expected from performance of a professional instrument, however, owing to tremendous advances in materials, design and manufacturing technologies in recent years, now more than ever, truly exceptional flutes are available in every price range. Even some of the most affordable flutes, like the amazing new Giacomini instruments (which we absolutely love) are more reliable and better performing than the mid-priced favorites of the last decade. It’s a huge benefit for entry level and student flutists and for those of us who want great feel and tonal color without having to mortgage the family farm. On the other hand, there are so many new flutes on the market that it’s nearly impossible for buyers to know which are the best. At J.L. Smith we test each and every flute that hits the market with an eye on identifying the instruments that live up to our exacting standards. We’re not looking to crowd our shelves, we’re looking for uniquely well-built, well-designed, beautiful sounding flutes with expressive color, crisp tonal dynamics and responsive feel so that we can direct you to the quality, features and value your looking for.

To audition a flute in your home call us at 800.822.2157 or email us at [email protected]

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We offer 90 Days Same as Cash or up to 60 months financing for qualified applicants.