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How can I tell what model my Armstrong flute is?
The “prefix” serial numbers you mentioned on Armstrong flutes are 2 digits, a dash, plus 5 more digits. For example: Serial# 24-58637 = 24 + 50 = 1974. In your case, the serial number is 7 digits with no prefix. Yours is a later model for which Conn-Selmer, the parent of Armstrong, has not published serial numbers.
What is a flute serial number?
Flute serial numbers can be found on the back of the body, or middle joint. They are commonly placed near the foot joint receiver, or near the top of the body, either on the barrel or near the highest key.
Is an Armstrong flute a good brand?
Armstrongs are one of the best build student instruments you can buy. I think they are easier to play and more durable than Yamahas or Jupiters. You can find Armstrong 104s on Ebay from $100 used, and as low as $200USD new.
What are Armstrong flutes made of?
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How do I read my Armstrong serial number?
How do I tell the age of an Armstrong Air furnace or air conditioner from the serial number?
- The 8th digit of the serial number, which will be a letter (and typically the next to last digit) denotes the year of manufacture for units manufactured from the 1980s to the early 1990s:
- A = 1980 I = (not used)
Are Armstrong flutes still made?
While most of the major brands have moved their student flute production to Asia, the Armstrong 104 flute is still built in the USA at the Conn-Selmer Woodwind Excellence facility in Elkhart, Indiana.
How do I look up a serial number?
Android tablet Settings feature
- Option one: Open Settings > About Tablet > Status > Serial Number.
- Option two: For most products, the serial number can be viewed at the bottom of the device back cover.
How do you value a flute?
The short answer is that correct price for anything is one of the buyer and seller can agree on. (!!) That being said, a rule of thumb for pricing used beginner or step-up flutes is 50% of retail. See what the instrument currently sells for (i.e., $1700), then adjust up or down depending on condition.
Do flutes appreciate in value?
It is important to note, that the age of your flute does not necessarily mean it will sell for less. The condition of the flute is more important. While new flutes are generally more expensive than used flutes, there are some cases where used instruments actually increase in value as they age.
Where is the serial number on an Armstrong flute?
The serial number is 13045. Engraved just below where the head joint attaches, it says W. T. ARMSTRONG/ELKHART-IND/104/30/13045.
What is a good flute brand?
5 Best Professional Flute Reviews and the Best Professional Flute Brands
- 1) Pearl Quantz Series Flute.
- 2) Gemeinhardt 32B Flute.
- 3) Yamaha 677H Professional Flute.
- 4) Gemeinhardt Model 3OB Flute.
- 5) Lazarro Professional Silver Nickel Flute.
How old is my Armstrong furnace by serial number?