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.'

Pointed Key Arms


A#, F# and other non-fingered keys feature pointed key arms. This beautiful key design is inspired by traditional European style.

Adjustment Screws


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

Alignment Marks


Footjoint alignment marks facilitate proper fitting by young players.

Curved Headjoint (FHJ-200U)


An optional curved headjoint makes flutes easier for young children to hold and play. It comes with a convenient carrying case which holds both headjoint and flute case.

High Durability Artificial Materials *only for YFL-222HD

The YFL-222HD has been designed to maintain the playability, pitch accuracy, and beautiful tone of Yamaha standard flutes for longer periods with less maintenance. The pads, head joint cork, and felt pads are made of high-durability artificial materials that reduce the frequency and cost of maintenance. The YFL-222HD is an instrument that beginners can choose with confidence.

Valentino® Goldfinch Pads™

These pads are extremely durable and resistant to changes in humidity. Compared to general flute pads they are less prone to deformation, and therefore maintain a better seal for longer periods of time.

Valentino® Strata Cork™

The cork fitted into the flute’s head joint is made of a new artificial material, and a unique 5-part structure maximizes resistance to changes in humidity. This prevents the reflective plate in the head joint from shifting out of position, thereby maintaining pitch accuracy for longer than a standard cork.

Urethane Foam

Most standard flutes use small felt pads to reduce noise and wear at points where metal key mechanism parts come into contact. Over time the thickness and shape of the pads can change, reducing the smoothness and playability of the key mechanism. The YFL-222HD uses a high-durability artificial material in place of felt, ensuring long-term key mechanism stability.