I've just done my grade 8 violin and, as a new challenge, have decided to learn flute. I want a flute to practice on, and hopefully do grade 1, but have a low budget. I thought about getting one from ebay but my friend (who is teaching me) pointed out that it's likely to be faulty, and I'd be better off ordering a new but cheap one. I've found one, a Thomann Startone (is this a pun on 'start-one' I'm wondering...?) . I know all flautists will probably want to run away screaming like I do when I see a blue violin, but this flute is only ?69 and I really want something to use as a starter. How far do you think it will take me and do you think it's a good way to go?
Thank you !