This flute by Hallelu comes with its own hard plastic case. It also comes with the necessary maintenance tools as well. The keys and C foot are nickel plated. It is plateau (closed hole) and has an offset G. To get a clear sound, it uses Italian Pisoni double skin pads. The flute is free blowing and easy to play. As such, it is recommended that this be used as a flute for students. Each flute is perfect seal tested and comes with a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee. Each flute also comes with a one year warranty.
This is not a professional flute so it will not be perfect. The fittings are tight which makes taking it apart and putting it back together a bit dangerous. The tight fittings increase the chance of breaking the instrument. The nickel plated pieces tarnish fairly quickly and need to be cleaned often with a polishing cloth. Some of the flutes needed adjustments or fixing when they arrived.
The tight fitting parts can be sanded down or adjusted at a local music store so they go on much easier without losing seal. The paint and pieces do come off with long term use. This flute is not made to be used for years. The finish last long enough to learn and any instrument that is plated is going to wear through eventually. Also all instruments are going to need some maintenance and adjusting over time. Also, customer service is very good with this company. Any flutes that did not work properly on arrival could easily and quickly be shipped back, fixed, and then shipped again. Many customers are very happy with their repair services. The flutes ship pretty fast as well. Many customers get them within a few days.
Most customers were more than happy with their products. The flutes played well and sounded good. The tone was clear the flutes are easy to play for beginners. Most come tuned and can start being played immediately. It is also much cheaper to buy a flute than to keep renting one from your music store. Plus, once you upgrade, you can always keep this one as a backup.
This is a great flute for a new player. It is excellent for students or those who are not sure they want to continue playing and are looking for something inexpensive to try. It is certainly not the best quality flute, but what you get for the price is excellent. The flute comes with what you need to start playing. Its sound and build are good. Many customers are very happy with their purchases.