Very happy with this flute! I played flute for many years, but stopped and so I sold my nice Armstrong flute, which I had bout for $600 over 20 years ago. I decided to purchase this beginner flute because I wanted to start playing again (just at home, to play alongside my 10 year old son, who is learning the trumpet, so encourage him), and to be honest, this Benjamin Adams beginner flute sounds just as good as the one I used to have. I cannot tell the difference! It is a great value for the money and the quality is good enough for anyone who doesn't play professionally.