Instruments

  • Straubinger Phoenix Pads

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 7, 2016
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    Many of you know that the Straubinger family is responsible for making some of the very best flutes on the planet. David and Joel Straubinger’s flutes represent the very highest in handcrafted quality, attention to detail, and top-of-the-line materials. Many professional flutes, including several brands carried at the Indy Flute Shop, f […]

  • Altus Limited Edition

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 12, 2016
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    Every once in a while, I have the opportunity to purchase a unique instrument for the shop. When I saw the incredible attention to detail and design on these Altus Limited Edition flutes, I just knew I had to get one for the Indy Flute Shop! Not only does this flute feature a gorgeous hand-engraved lip plate, but engraving is also done on […]

  • How do I send my instrument in for repair?

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 23, 2016
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    If you are renting or have purchased an instrument from the Indy Flute Shop, you want to be sure to have it serviced at least every year. Thankfully, this is a very easy process. Here’s what you need to do:
    1. Call Erin at 317-813-2044 to let us know that your instrument needs service. We’ll arrange for a loaner to be sent to your sch […]

  • Headjoint cork

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 9, 2016
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    A common complaint when a flute or piccolo comes in for repair is that “it is just not playing like it used to” or that “it sounds airy”. The first thing we check is the position and the fit of the head joint cork assembly. If it’s not in the right place, or if it’s too loose, the intonation and tone quality of the instrument […]

  • Flute appraisals

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 26, 2016
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    We often get asked if we do appraisals on instruments here at the flute shop and Paige’s Music. The short answer is no, we do not have a certified appraiser on staff. HOWEVER, many times an official appraisal is not needed to determine the replacement value of your instrument. Read on to find out more.
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  • Baby, it’s cold outside!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 12, 2016
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    Brr! If you’re reading this from anywhere in the Midwest, I sure hope you’re somewhere warm–the mercury is dropping as we speak! I thought this would be a pertinent time to talk about how to care for your instrument during the cold months. By following just a few simple rules of thumb, you can avoid any winter snafus wit […]

  • Glissando headjoint

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 5, 2016
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    Happy New Year, everyone!! I’m looking forward to some really exciting things happening in 2016. I will be heading to the NAMM show out in Anaheim, CA in just a couple weeks to check out what is new in the music and flute world, so stay tuned for more about that! In the meantime, though, here’s something really cool…
    Rob […]

  • Silver and gold–and lots more!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      November 24, 2015
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    As many of you have probably realized now, shopping for a new flute can be a very customized experience–so many features to choose from! Well, adding to that list of ways to change up your flute experience is a plethora of different materials from which your instrument can be constructed! Read on to discover some materials that you […]

  • Flute swabs

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      October 13, 2015
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    One question that I get asked by customers frequently is “What should I be using to clean my instrument after playing?” It goes without saying that proper care of your instrument starts with, at the very least, cleaning out the moisture that accrues inside the instrument while it is being played. I wanted to address some commo […]

  • Brand spotlight: Yamaha

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 29, 2015
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    This month’s brand spotlight coincides with some exciting things that are happening here at Paige’s Music for the last few months of the year. Yamaha Allegro instruments are our most popular step-up instrument store-wide, and with very good reason–read on to find out why. The exciting news is that now through the end of […]

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