Yamaha YFL517 Professional Handmade Flute

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£2,414.00 RRP £2,740.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 35052

  • 500 Series Flute for Professional Performing Musicians
  • Drawn and Curled Toneholes for Clear, Smooth Sound
  • Covered Keys for Balanced, Projected Sound
  • Offest G for a More Natural Playability
  • Includes Yamaha Case and Bag for Optimum Portability

Yamaha YFL517 Professional Handmade Flute


The Yamaha YFL517 Handmade Flute offers a dynamic tonal range to the professional musician. The nickel silver alloy body produces a warm, full tone with outstanding projection. The offset G increases comfort and supports a more natural playing style, whilst the covered keys benefit the clarity of your notes. The YFL517’s sterling silver headjoint and lip-plate have a more comfortable feel over extended periods of use. For musicians requiring a modern sounding flute with exceptional playability, the YFL517 is an ideal choice.

Product Ref: 35052

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500 Series

Yamaha’s 500 series of flutes offer musicians the high quality and sophistication of a handmade product, but with the easy playability that many performances require. The offset G system is ideal for modern players who require a more natural playability for long performances. The 500 series’ tone style is shaped around versatility, so the body uses an alloy of nickel and silver to achieve a balanced sound. The pointed key arm design not only looks stunning, but offers a preferable feel too. For professional musicians who require practicality and comfort with their outstanding tone, the 500 series is ideal.

The Yamaha FLC-300C Moulded Flute Case is included with the Yamaha YFL517 Professional Handmade Flute as well as a Yamaha FLB-65II Bag. This provides very effortless transportation of the flute to rehearsals and concerts.

Professional Toneholes and Keys

The keys are hand-assembled and meticulously balanced for a perfect touch. The ergonomic designs give the flute the impression that it was custom design for you. Performances feel effortlessly natural thanks to the keys’ precise weighting. Yamaha's custom designed pads remove dehydration or swelling, while the double bladder covering helps ensure perfect seating. All Professional flutes are carefully seasoned for long-lasting usability.

The Toneholes used on the Yamaha handmade flutes are drawn and curled for the best sound. The inner walls are drawn upward from the body material, giving the flute a broad, light sound. This flute benefits from covered keys, which are easier to achieve a clear sound from. The pad cup is covered so it will seal the tonehole any time the key is closed. These features mean that the flute’s optimum clarity can be achieved with ease, which is ideal for live musicians who want confidence in their performance.


  • Toneholes: Drawn and Curled
  • Key Types: Covered Keys
  • Key Systems: Offset G
  • Split E Mechanism: Included
  • Body Material: Nickel Silver
  • Key Material: Nickel Silver
  • Mechanism Material: Nickel Silver
  • Footjoint: Sterling Silver
  • Finish: Silver Plated Finish