Help choosing a flute
I have a little bit of experience with regular silver Boehm flutes and some experience with tin whistles. I’d like to purchase a simple system Irish flute. I’ve been looking at McNeela’s offerings. I don’t have a tremendous amount to spend, so I’ve focused on two models. First if the “New Irish Cocuswood” flute. Second, is the African Blackwood flute. Interestingly the cocuswood is LESS expensive.
I guess, my question is: which would be a better investment? Would the African Blackwood be worth the extra money? Also, does anyone have personal experience with them? Are they true conical bore flutes like what one would find in the 19th century?
I’ll put links to the two flutes here.
https://mcneelamusic.com/mcneela-africa … lined-box/
https://mcneelamusic.com/the-irish-cocu … lined-box/
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to purchase something I’ll quickly ‘outgrow’. But that being said, my funds are limited. I’m in a very rural area right now and will probably have to get something ‘unheard’. I’m in rural southern Colorado, USA.