Anyone know anything about flutes? I've got to find one that is as cheap as possible by the end of the Summer for Ponito. He's going to be in 6th grade band. I looked on Craigslist and E-bay but knowing nothing about flutes makes this difficult. For example, these colorful flutes are "closed C Lazarro flutes." Mean anything to you? Me neither. Apparently I can find a flute for anything from $40 used to $4000 (average!) there were even more expensive ones.
I have a cousin who is a professional flutist (prounounced fl-ow-tist for some weird reason), but she lives in Germany and all her instruments are massively expensive anyway. My little sister played in middle school (while she wore braces and was still a little geeky, versus 8th through 12th grade when she was a blonde, busty, smart cheerleader), but she doesn't have her old instrument either.
Why couldn't the boy choose the triangle? or a Kazoo... or better yet a comb with some tissue paper? Why didn't I look right after school got out when all the kids who were dropping band were probably selling their instruments. *sigh*