A really nice instrument for the price! It has the split e mechanism too, which is optional on a 2 times more expensive instrument I returned.
I'm a Band Director and I'm always looking for good instrument options for my low income students. The flute plays VERY well for the price. It speaks very well in the high range, and is also able to play down in the basement. Way better than the competitions several thousand dollar Intermediate options.
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!