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Why Purchase a “Good” Brand of Student Musical Instrument?

Purchasing an instrument for the first time is an exciting experience, but it can also be confusing. Price points can vary so much for items that look very similar and have many of the same features listed. So, how can you make sure you are making a good purchase?

Watch out for fakes!

There are many benefits to purchasing an instrument from a quality manufacturer, such as Yamaha, Bach, Eastman, Selmer USA, Jupiter and Pearl Flutes. It is also important to purchase from an authorised retailer, as some websites sell copies that look like the real deal, but are actually very poor quality. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Instruments from a quality brand are:


A quality instrument is designed to be easy to play. This makes a beginner’s first experience enjoyable, meaning they will want to practice!


A quality instrument is built to last. Knowing that a student instrument can take a battering, quality manufacturers only use the best materials and processes to produce their instruments.


All quality instruments are checked before they leave the manufacturer. You can rest assured they will work straight out of the box.


Instruments designed and manufactured to a higher standard are subject to less wear and tear than cheaper, lower-quality instruments. This means you will need far less routine maintenance. Quality brands will also have spare parts available for your instrument, should you ever need them.


A quality instrument will save you money over time due to lower maintenance costs and good resale value, should you ever need to on sell the instrument.

While it may be tempting to spend $200 on a new instrument instead of $700+, a student playing one of these instruments will be greatly disadvantaged by its quality. If you are wanting assurance that the student will continue learning before spending more money on an instrument, we recommend renting with Studio 19. You can read about the process here.

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