When you’re looking for equipment, it’s important to find a brand that you like to help make finding gear easier in the future. For different instrument types, there are certain brands that are usually better than others. For example, Gemeinhardt is one of the better and trustable brands for flutes. There are other brands that are more widely popular, such as Yamaha, that instead offer a large range of instruments without specializing. When you’re choosing a brand, it’s good to try and shop in music stores and online if you know the brand you’re looking for. If you know the exact type of instrument you want, you can generally find them new or used from stores or the brands site.
If you’re not sure of what brand you want or which one you like, it’s good to look around and find one that fits you and your playing style. When you’re looking at the quality of an instrument, it’s important to find out what type of wood or structure material is being used, to make sure the instrument will stay in good condition. Sometimes cheaper instruments will have a good sound quality, but will be made of lesser material. It’s also important to check and make sure that any place that you buy from has a return policy in case you dislike the way that a specific brand plays, or in case something happens to the instrument and you need to trade it in or return it.
Written by Amadeus Nunaley