Includes case, cleaning accessories and plush-lined case cover
Open hole model also includes a set of rubber plugs
"The Quantz Series embodies ingenuity. Only this line of flutes covers as much diversity of flute making talent. Aspiring flautists have never been so fortunate.
"Every Quantz model has French Pointed Arms. Once considered solely the domain of handmade flutes, it is now universally provided by Pearl. French Pointed Arms afford unmatched quickness of speed. When this is matched with the patented Pinless Mechanism, the combinations are dramatic. After all this time, the Pearl Quantz Series is still the only flute to use these features on every one of their flutes – an industry hallmark!
"However, the most striking feature of Pearl Flutes is their sound, and artists continually remark about the beauty and subtlety of the Quantz Series. This is further enhanced by Pearl’s equal dedication to rock solid intonation.
Pearl's handmade craftsmanship has pioneered a tradition of flute making that is totally distinctive. Many flute makers claim to be innovators, but Pearl's novelty can be proven. Most of the artisans have the distinction of building flutes for their entire career only at Pearl. The apprentice program has been employed for decades, which allows the talents of master builders to be passed on to future generations. The foundation of every Pearl flute is a patented Pinless construction, which eliminates the problems of traditional flute construction - protruding needles that snag clothing and give easy entry to perspiration and body acids causing corrosion and binding keys. Besides this unique pinless construction, Pearl flutes have additional bridge mechanisms that add strength to the entire mechanism. The goal of handmade creativity united with meticulous assembly is consequently realised. Pearl has a revered commitment to accuracy of pitch, flexible articulation, and a beautiful and projecting sound.
PF505E Closed holes, Offset G key, Split E mechanism, C footjoint
PF505RE Open holes, Offset G key, Split E mechanism, C footjoint
All new instruments come with our Perfect Performance Guarantee.
When we receive any new instrument into stock, that instrument has been on a whirlwind journey to reach us.
From the moment it leaves the factory, packed into boxes stacked high upon each other in containers, it is subject to vibrations, knocks, and temperature variations. Instruments sometimes arrive by air, but more commonly they arrive by boat. If you think where an instrument is likely to have travelled from - Japan, Taiwan and, increasingly, China - this can mean an instrument might spend up to 6 weeks in transit.
When it reaches the UK, the instrument may sit in a distributor's warehouse for a couple of months, before being couriered to us.
The upshot of this is that all woodwind and brass instruments need an amount of setting up before they are ready to be played. An instrument might work without this, but until it's absolutely spot-on, it won't be playing at its best and you may even experience problems.
We prefer to go one step further than 'working'
We optimise every instrument we sell. This means:
Ensuring that keys are sprung lightly and evenly - unless you've got fingers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing a heavily sprung instrument can be hard work and even lead to RSI
Fitting joints properly - joints which do not fit well are very common on new instruments. Joints which are too tight will, 9 times out of 10, lead to bent tubing or keywork as you grasp harder to force the instrument together. Joints which are too loose have their own problems too
Oiling keywork or valves - to ensure that the mechanics of the instrument are as smooth and quiet as possible
Adjusting in padding - the pads on a woodwind instrument are prone to movement, which can mean an instrument is difficult to play or won't work at all. We check that everything is perfect, and not simply 'good enough'.
Fair Price Pledge We aim to offer the best possible prices for all our new products, comprehensive choice, service and expertise. We may be able to beat advertised prices: please call us on 020 8662 8400 to discuss your requirements.
First of all would like to mention that when I called up for some advice, there was no pressure and a genuine interest in getting the right instrument as a present for my wife. A great company to deal with. Delivery was next day which was great too. The flute itself seems to work very well and is very nicely made with a high standard of finish on all components. The tone of the instrument is very good - smooth and 'full' sounding.
The case it comes in is also great quality. It seems to be a well engineered and beautifully finished instrument for a beginner/intermediate flute and though my flute expertise is limited, I can see that it's a great investment and should last a good few years.
Had to upgrade my daughters flute and the Pearl was recommended by her flute teacher.
The sound is great and a pleasure to play.
It arrived within 24 hours, beautifully wrapped and well protected. Excellent service.
Purchased the Pearl PF505 "Quantz" flute on behalf of a student, whose relatives had me demonstrate it's capabilities! I must admit, i was not expecting it to be so good right across it's compass. I wish i had owned a flute as good as this when i was starting off - needless to say, pupil was extremely happy!