Steve Deutsch Music

Buy and Sell: Musical Instruments for Sale

Flutes for sale:

I would like to to welcome you to my new flutes for sale part of my website.

We now carry the Dean-Yang lines of flutes distributed by the Little Piper in Royal Oak, Michigan. In stock are the Amber, Topaz models and Alto flute with both curved and straight headjoints. Also available are Azumi and Trevor James intermediate model flutes with silver openhole, B foot and C gizmo key.

My store hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 6:30pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and I would like to invite you come in at your convenience, you’re welcome at anytime.

Gary Lewis Flute CrownSteve Deutsch Woodwinds is now a distributor for Gary Lewis flute crown assemblies.

The new Lewis Crown combines three unique designs into a single unit that replaces the traditional crown on any flute.

More information >

Di Zhao Flutes

I am quite pleased to have Di Zhao flutes in my store. As a flautist and repairman for 40 years I believe in the quality of craftsmanship that these flutes represent. All flutes come with a one year warranty and a free COA after three months. All repairs are done here in our repair shop. — Steve Deutsch
Di Zhao
Di Zhao

Di Zhao graduated from Wuhan Conservatory, after which he played at the Hunan Broadcast Orchestra for two years as its principal flutist. In 1984 he became the principal flutist at the National Ensemble Orchestra of China in Beijing, a post that he held until 1990 when he came to the United States to pursue his Master's Degree at Indiana University. In 1992 he attended West Iowa Technical College, the noted repair school, where he enrolled in the program of Band Instrument repair.

At the end of 1992, Mr. Zhao was hired to work for Verne Q. Powell Flutes, beginning his nearly 20-year flute making career. During his 13 years at Powell, Mr. Zhao mastered all aspects of flute production, working as a padder, headjoint maker, stringer, and body maker. In 2002, he was promoted to Powell's Vice President of Quality.

Since working at Powell, Mr. Zhao has also served as Vice President and General Manager at William S. Haynes Flutes. He has worked as a consultant for many other companies, perhaps most notably helping Sonare and Haynes establish factories in China, all the while continuing to produce excellent high-quality flutes.

Now Mr. Zhao has started his own flute business and has built a flute factory in China, working to produce the best quality flutes in China for the next generation. Di Zhao's flutes are played by hundreds of famous flutists around the world.

C-flute  •  Piccolo  •  Alto and Bass flutes  •  Grenadilla wood flute

All of our instruments are made with careful attention to precision in our factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response, and excellent resonance.

All of our instruments are tested and adjusted by Di Zhao, similarly to the top professional flutes in the United States, before being shipped to you. Hand-cut headjoints with undercuts and overcuts make the sound quality full and easy to play. ALL flutes are tuned to pitch 442. The wood in our grenadilla flutes has been carefully selected, treated, and seasoned to resist changes in temperature and humidity.

Di Zhao models in stock:

MINIDI - #D foot joint, offset G, closed hole, curved headjoint, silver plated - $716
DZ 200COA - C-foot , closed hole, offset G, silver plated - $925
DZ 500BOF - B-foot, open hole, offset G, pointed arms, silver plated with solid silver headjoint - $1,799
DZ 700BOF - B-foot, open hole, offset G, pointed arms, solid silver body and headjoint - $2,764
DZA - Alto flute in G with straight and curved headjoint, silver plated - $2,272

DiZhao wood piccolos: These are wonderful brand new wood piccolos. This instrument was made with the best aged African hardwood, created by the former maker for Powell and Haynes. $1495.00

Contact Steve Deutsch for details:
Tel: 510-533-6750

Available from Steve Deutsch Woodwinds

I am pleased to announce that I am now the distributor for Pearl Flutes. I have their PF500 student flute here and it retails for $525.00. It is an excellent purchase for the beginner.

It is all silver plated, with offset G (no split E), C foot joint, and Pearl's standard quantz headjoint cut. Like all Pearl flutes, the exclusive pinless mechanism is at the heart of the mechanics. The PF500 comes with the basics: a plastic hardshell case and a wood cleaning rod.

On consignment

I do sell instruments on consignment. My terms are as follows: The instruments must work correctly or they will not sell. If they need repair and I do the work then I want to paid for that work up front and not when the instrument sells. I charge a 30% fee of the asking sale price, this covers my costs for advertising, putting it up on my website, and my time for talking to the customer.

Steve Deutsch Woodwinds

Flute by Isidor Lot
This is a flute made by Isidor Lot, perhaps a nephew of Louis Lot the great flute maker of the late 19th century in Paris. It was restored by Daniel Deitch and has a wonderful warm sound that the 21st century has forgotton. $3500.00

Azumi Flute AZ3000RBO
An Azumi AZ3000RBO is one of the best intermediate flutes made. Solid silver body and headjoint, with a B foot, gizmo key, open hole, new case, Altus headjoint and new pads; this will last you a long time. $2195.00

Moennig 1920’s Flute — This flute I believe is a Moennig and made in the 1920’s, however there is no name or serial number on it. The body is wood, the headjoint is not and has a bakelite embouchure. It comes with the original case, has new pads, C foot and a G trill key. $1600.00

This DiZhao Alto Flute has hardly been used. It is silver plated, comes with 2 headjoints, straight and curved, French-style case and cover. $1699.00

This Yamaha YFL-24 flute has a new set of pads and case and great to start on. As you can see the price is $525.00

This model AF-885 Pearl flute is a solid silver body and headjoint, openhole, inline G with french arms. It's just had its COA and is ready to go. $2,495.00

This Gemeinhardt 4W Piccolo is wood, with new pads, good intonation and carrying bag. $1495.00

This wonderful DiZhao Piccolo, wood, brand new, has a great sound and is a welcome addition to any orchestra. $1872.00

This is a Miyazawa PA101RM Flute. It has a solid silver body, offset G, B foot and a great sound. I still play one of these for my personal flute. $2300.00

This 1939 Haynes Flute has a solid silver body and keys, C# trill key and a left hand crutch. Just completely restored it has a sweet sound not found in modern flutes. $2995.00

This Yamaha 461 flute with a solid silver body and headjoint has just had a complete restoration. It is open hole, B foot and offset G and has that big bright sound that Yamaha is known for. $1,899

This Yamaha YPS-61 wood piccolo has just had an overhaul with new pads and corks. It comes with a new case. The cost as you can tell is $1,450

This Powell headjoint lives up to the standards we expect from this legendary company. It can be fit to your headjoint. $1,300

Wooden headjoints have become popular as the modern flute design has gotten louder. The sound of wood is sweeter and not as abrasive. This Sedona headjoint, designed and made by Chris McKenna had those qualities and can be fit to your flute. $850.00

Haynes Piccolo 1923 - This just restored with new pads and corks 1923 solid silver Haynes Piccolo is a gem. It has a full rich sound. It does not have Bb trill key for the right hand. $2195.00

This 1976 Muramatsu Flute has a wonderful warm sound, and it has just been overhauled and is ready to go. Silver headjoint and body, in line G with low B. $2995

This is a David Drelinger “butterfly” cut wood piccolo headjoint. $650.00

For photos or more information, contact

Steve Deutsch
Tel: 510-533-6750

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