This intermediate level flute from Azumi's AZ2 Series is an ideal choice for advancing flutists with some extra features usually reserved for higher-level instruments. It has a professional grade solid silver Atlus Z-cut headjoint for which is both easy to play on and offers great response, and a fantastic tone quality in all registers of playing. The B footjoint on this flute is highly recommended by many teachers for advancing players to further develop their techniques. Also featured on the AZ2SRBEO model is an offset G key, generally a matter of personal comfort for players. This offset G angles the G key so it is slightly closer to the player's finger position, which may be preferable, especially for players with smaller hands. To top it all off, this flute also has a Split E mechanism, splitting the double G keys and making the high E much more responsive, a major bonus in more advanced playing!