I’d like to get a keyed flute some time in the future having been playing 18 months on a keyless polymer flute. The one I have is an M&E and I’m happy with it. I like the loud tone and good strong bottom D but am wondering if any of you can suggest a wooden, keyed flute with good stong tone (particularly in the low octave). The air intake isn’t much of a problem because I find that the one I started on (M&E) takes quite a lot of air in comparison to others I’ve played (Sam Murray, Martin Doyle) and I tend to overblow on the low octave with these flutes.
The price range I’m looking at would be anything up to 800 or 900 euros.