We ordered the intermediate flute for my daughter who just joined the band. I was hesitant to spend tons of money on an instrument when we weren’t sure how committed she would be to it. I played a Gemeinhardt in school and those are $1200+ now. This one by Jean Paul USA is much more economical and is really a great flute. All the keys work as they should and it has a really nice tone. Plus there’s a 1 year warranty so you at least have that if there’s a problem with the instrument. I’m glad we took a chance with this and bought this flute. Great for a first instrument!