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Armstrong Step-Up Model 800B Open Hole Flute

About the Model 800B

The Armstrong headjoint offers players crisp response and ease of playing throughout all registers. The Sterling silver headjoint gives players more tonal character and flexibility, and the gold plated lip plate and crown offer additional beauty to the flute. Open hole keys provide flutists the ability to play a higher level of music that include techniques such as quarter tones, encourages proper hand position and provides more clarity in tone. The B footjoint allows flutists to play a broader range of music and makes the 4th octave C speak more clearly when using the gizmo key. Top adjusting screws provide ease of repair and adjustment to keys. Built in Elkhart, Indiana.
Armstrong Step-Up Model 800B Open Hole Flute

The Armstrong headjoint offers players crisp response and ease of playing throughout all registers. The Sterling silver headjoint gives players more tonal character and flexibility, and the gold plated lip plate and crown offer additional beauty to the flute. The Sterling silver body gives the flute a warmer, darker sound than traditional silver plating. Open hole keys provide flutists the ability to play a higher level of music that include techniques such as quarter tones, encourages proper hand position and provides more clarity in tone. The B footjoint allows flutists to play a broader range of music and makes the 4th octave C speak more clearly when using the gizmo key. Top adjusting screws provide ease of repair and adjustment to keys. Built in Elkhart, Indiana, the Armstrong 800B flute is designed to last and will enhance the playing experience for flutists of all levels.

Sterling silver headjoint with gold plated lip plate and crown, sterling silver body, top-adjusting silver plated mechanism, open hole Y-arm keys, inline G, B foot, french style case with cover.

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Armstrong-Logo.gifIn 1931, William Teasdale Armstrong, a highly respected craftsman and a C.G. Conn shop foreman, founded his small flute repair shop in Elkhart, Indiana. Word of his skill and uncompromising commitment to quality quickly spread, and it wasn’t long before he was asked to manufacture instruments for professional musicians.

The proud Armstrong heritage passed on to son Edward, who apprenticed under his father and shared his father’s concern for quality.  Edward’s concern for quality went well beyond the crafting of professional-level instruments. He recognized a need to provide quality instruments to a rapidly growing number of students and community musicians.

In the 1970s, Armstrong developed a “new” flute scale in conjunction with Albert Cooper.  Prior to this new scale, flute makers would correct the tuning of A=435 commonly found on flutes by cutting the end of the headjoint to bring pitch up to A=440.  While this served to correct the pitch in the center registers, all other octaves did not play in tune.  With the Armstrong and Albert Cooper changes, the headjoint tapers and tone hole locations and dimensions were all redesigned to dramatically improve the performance of the instrument, in what would become today’s 102, 103, and 104 model flute platforms. 

In 1984 the Armstrong woodwind company would be sold to King Musical Instruments, which later merged with C.G. Conn in 1985 to form United Musical Instruments (UMI). 

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