This listing of flutes represents the best of what is being manufactured today for around $3,000 - $5,500.
Our recommendation: At this price point, most flute brands begin offering a hand-made model. While they contain less silver than the flutes in the Step-Up category, these flutes both play and feel like finer instruments than models at lower price points. They are handmade (usually in Japan or the US), manufactured to a higher initial quality, and they retain their value better than more factory-made flutes.
Moreover, these flutes generally can be fully customized, and many brands begin offering headjoint styles at this price point as well. Our interactive tool allows you to build and price-out each of these models with all available specifications.