Professional Flutes

700/600/500 Series

  Toneholes Key Types Key Systems Split E Mechanism Case Case Bag
YFL-797 Drawn and Curled Ring Keys In-line Included FLC-654
YFL-787 -
YFL-777 Offset G Included
YFL-697 Ring Keys In-line Included
YFL-687 -
YFL-677 Offset G Included
YFL-597 Ring Keys In-line Included FLC-200C
YFL-587 -
YFL-577 Offset G Included
  • All models are available with a B footjoint; add H to the model number when ordering.
    B footjoint model comes with a case and a case bag in parentheses.

Material Combination for Professional Flutes

*All models are silver-plated.

Material Combination for Professional Flutes



Drawn and Curled

Walls are drawn upward from the body material, giving the flute a broad, light sound.

Key Types

Covered (or Plateau) keys are easy to use. The pad cup is covered so it will seal the tonehole any time the key is closed. This is common with beginners or others who may not always press the center of the key.

Many advanced players prefer the open feel of Ring keys for subtle control of their tone. Intermediate and Standard model French system flutes come with key plugs to seal the hole until players have become adept at covering the holes with their fingers.

Covered Keys

Ring (French) Keys

Key Systems

Many players find the Offset G configuration easier to play. Often teachers recommend that beginners start on these flutes, while more and more advanced players are also choosing this natural feeling configuration. Many advanced students and professionals, though, still prefer the traditional In-line formation where all the toneholes are in a straight row.


Offset G

Split E Mechanism

Split E Mechanism

This key helps give more stability and better centered intonation to the high E.


The B footjoint has an extra key enabling the player to play 1/2 step lower than the lowest note of the C foot. It also affects the sound; B footjoint enables a darker, stronger sound with good projection, while C footjoint has flexible, warmer tone.

B Footjoint

C Footjoint