Has anybody heard of/played/seen an Allora Handmade Flute? I have ordered an AA440 model on a trial basis through woodwinds & brass, and was wondering if anybody has heard of it.
This is the cheapest price ($2300) that I have seen for a new handmade flute, but I haven't heard of the brand, and there seems to be no information on the web, so it is something of a mystery flute. In that same trial is a DeFord 88B and an Emerson 88B, so I'm looking forward to playing those as well.
On a related note, I'm trying to find the best flute I can for around $2K, be it new, used, or somewhere inbetween. That of course rules out new handmade Powells, Haynes, etc. Any suggestions or thoughts?
And finally, woodwinds & brass has the Muramatsu EX for ~$2600, and I'm considering that as well, my main resistance is that it is not an all-silver body.
Thanks in advance for any advice, it's been a lot of fun discovering such a lively and informative forum.