Yamaha YFL211 Student Flute Review

The Yamaha YFL211 flute has been at the top of recommended flute lists for some years. Teachers worldwide recommend and prefer Yamaha flutes, but why?

Well, the overriding thing to understand is that the Yamaha YFL211 was designed to be easy to play, but retain the tonal qualities of the professional models. Which is another important point, Yamaha make professional flutes getting close to £7000 and that’s before you move onto their hand made instruments. So, they know what they are doing!

All Yamaha flutes go through rigorous testing by humans which guarantees consistent high quality. The YFL211 has many of the design features of the 400 series flutes but made to be easy to play for the beginner.

Although machines are used to produce many of the components of the flute, no machine assembles the instrument.

They are so popular we hire more Yamaha YFL 211 flutes than any other!

Yamaha YFL 211 Review
CY Head joint

Featuring a double flare taper and a unique embouchure hole undercut design for excellent response and a warm rich tone, the CY head joint helps beginners quickly learn to produce a beautiful sound. More advanced players will appreciate its even, quick response in all registers.

Key Posts

Key posts have been thickened and redesigned for improved durability and strength to maintain accurate rod alignment.


All key shapes and placement have been ergonomically designed for a comfortable, natural-feeling performance. The keys are hand-assembled and adjusted for perfect balance and ‘touch.’

Adjustment Screws

Yamaha’s unique screw resistance inserts allow smooth adjustments while preventing gradual loosening of the screws. For easier access, the screw positioning has been changed.

Alignment Marks

Foot joint alignment marks facilitate proper fitting by young players

  • System Offset G
  • Type Covered keys
  • E Mechanism Yes

Tone Holes

  • Type Drawn & curled


  • Body Nickel silver (Silver-plated)
  • Keys Nickel silver (Silver-plated)

Head joint & Lip Plate

  • Nickel silver (Silver-plated)


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