(Originally written by mamacello/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
This Sankyo (201) is fantastic. It's not made out of silver but it has almost the same mechanism as the much more expensive silver model... I just can't get my eyes off the beautiful French keys ... It's my small treasure. The mechanism is incredibly smooth and accurate. The mouthpiece is perfect for me, and it produces a large and percussive sound. It was love at first sight as soon as I heard it...
I bought it secondhand 7 months ago (the previous owner sold it to buy the silver model). I tested the silver model for a long time but the much higher price for the material wasn't justified. So I don't regret my choice.
I previously played a MIyazawa with silver head for many years. They are just not comparable! Since I bought the Sankyo, the MIyazawa hasn't come out of its case.
The CF 201's value for money is great. I don't think I will ever replace this instrument (or perhaps for the same one with a B foot...
I have the Sankyo cf201 for a little over a year now and I never tire of it.
I had a Yamaha flute study that was getting old and the change was overdue. Finally I decided to invest in a new flute "semie pro-'. I tried almost all models of the price range.
I hesitated with the Muramatsu has a more wooded but less powerful, it fits more like a game solo or small orchestras for my taste. I tried a Sonare Powell head with pink gold, nice sound but the reliability of the body made me doubt.
Sankyo finally allows true ease of sound ppp to fff. The sound is large especially in the bass. At the trial it does not really realize the change of but a few weeks later adjustment, even non-musicians hear the difference. Also, I prefer a mechanical slightly resistant and not too soft, this is the case here but it is also ideal for rapid passages.
I'm ultimately not disappointed at all with my choice. This opinion is personal, it must be comfortable with his flute, and feel depends on each