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We purchased a DZ500 and a DZP-102 from the Flute Loft for our daughter. The service we received was fantastic! The owner is very knowledgable and extremely patient. In addition, we have had an older flute repaired at the Flute Loft and we were very satisfied. They are very fair and honest! Overall The Flute Loft is a gem!!! (Jeanne Verified Reviewer 11/04/16)

The DZ200 and DZ700 are the best student and intermediate flutes I have ever played." - world renowned flutist Paul Fried

On the first day that Jack Stafford received his new Di Zhao grenadilla wood flute, he composed and recorded Pra Voce on it, a tribute to Carlos Jobim. Here's the song that Jack co-wrote with Tom Jobim - "Pra Voce" ... Click here to listen.

Jack also wrote of his wood flute ...


"Had I not already purchased an alto flute for several thousand dollars more, I would have purchased a Di Zhao". - Bill Hutzel, Owner of The Flute Loft

"Thank you so much for sending me such an amazing flute. I think it was meant to be. I love it so, so much and am rapidly improving. This flute is definitely a gift. Thank you for your generosity and for inspiring my dream."em> - a letter to The Flute Loft from an inspired Tian Tian in Seattle

"The sound of the Di Zhao flute is equal to that of flutes costing three times more. Even beginners can produce a low C on the first try, and third octave notes! This is a huge secret about to explode upon the flute scene" - Ronna Ayscue, Principal Flutist, Bay-Atlantic Symphony

"Zhao has outstanding skills as a flute and head joint maker" - Stephen Wasser, owner of Powell Flutes, posted Feb. 2007, Entrepreneur Media Inc.

"When I heard about these flutes from an acquaintance, I called Di Zhao Flutes in Boston to try these instruments. These flutes are in my opinion, unsurpassed in craftsmanship and tonal quality for the price, both for the beginner and the advanced performer" - Frank Zamboni, flute repair professional, Rye Brook, NY

"Di Zhao's key work is clean and precise. The key mechanism is stable and well made; the keywork is flawless" - a New Jersey based flute repair professional

"Bass flute by Di Zhao ... including trill keys: at this price a bargain!"  - Chris Potter, President of the NFA Low Flutes Committee

"The grenadilla wood piccolo is a superb instrument and, in my opinion is far superior to wood piccolos that are much more expensive.  The tone and intonation on the Di Zhao grenadilla wood piccolo is exceptional. I will continue to recommend The Flute Loft and hese fine instruments to my students and colleagues. Di Zhao flutes and piccolos are definitely ones that all serious students of the flute should keep an eye on! ... " 
- Nancy Shearer, professional flutist and instructor

"I love my piccolo too!  It really is exactly what I was looking for and the price was just right"  - a Flute Loft customer, Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair

"I just attended the National Flute Association convention in NYC this weekend. If you have a grand - get the Di Zhao wooden piccolo! These are getting a LOT of excitement from pros and teachers of advanced students! "  - professional flutist, certified and multi-degreed teacher

"Dear Mr. Hutzel,
I am thrilled to have this wonderful Di Zhao DZ-700 silver flute with the gold riser head joint. Although I've retired from the orchestra now, The Louisiana Philharmonic played a benefit concert with my lifelong idol, Sir James Galway the other night.  Miraculously, the following morning, he presented a wonderful master class at Loyola University.


Near the end of the three hour class, people in the audience were invited to ask questions. Sir James called on me, and I asked him about whether or not the difference in a silver or gold head joint would be noticable.  He invited me to come show him the instrument that I'd received from your company the night before, and I scrambled through the theatre seats to the front edge of the stage in order to hand it up to him.

He played it, and played it, and played it more. Finally, he put his own solid gold head joint on it to demonstrate to the audience how this can make a difference.  My new flute from The Flute Loft played beautifully, and Sir Galway, having put it through all of the scales, seemed to have liked it a lot.  Someone in the audience piped up, 'Sir Galway has baptized your flute, Carol!'  I felt like a proud, new parent with a baby at the Baptismal Font. What an incredible first lesson on the flute!"   - Carol Lyon, former principal cellist of the New Orleans Philharmonic and Rutgers Chamber Music Faculty

"For the amount of flute you get for this incredibly fair price - be grateful, and grab one before there is a huge waiting list" - Mamianka

"Thank you Bill. We are both loving our Di Zhao instruments! ... I personally love the sound of the MiniDi and have enjoyed practicing some of my flute choir parts on it - I am delighted with its responsiveness"  - Flute Loft customer, Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair

"I feel blessed to be one of the first in a new line of great musical instruments"  - Lloyd Williams, professional flutist and recording artist, St. Kitts, Nevis

"I can honestly say that the quality of this instrument never ceases to amaze me. Every time I pick it up I am reminded of what a finely crafted flute this is. The mechanism is absolutely flawless; I've compared the feel of this flute to that of my professional model Burkart on several occasions. Everyone who I let play my Di Zhao agrees that it feels like a professional level instrument - and the best part is, it's only a fraction of the price! It has great projection in all registers and moves fluidly between them. It's an absolute joy to play, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a professional feel and sound at a downright affordable price. Teachers should absolutely suggest this to students who are looking for a great intermediate level instrument.  
- Posted February 17, 2010 ... Corrine Shirk, Ithaca College

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Dear Mr. Hutzel, Thank you so much for sending me such an amazing flute. I think it was meant to be . I love it so, so much and am rapidly improving. This flute is definitely a gift. Thank you for your generosity and for inspiring my dream. - Tian Tian, Seattle, WA

Hi Bill, I saw my repair man today ... and he had extremely good things to say about the Di Zhao line. He also reported to me that Lillian Burkhart admires Di Zhao's work tremendously. So 2 good recommendations ....! Regards, Karen - professional flutist and teacher in New Jersey