As one of the longest running "flute-centric" shops in the world (since 1979), we have seen every flute possible, from the poorest made to the best made. We sell only the best manufactured flutes. Period. We will not sell flutes we deem as unfit for a player, and there are many. This listing of intermediate flutes represent the best of what is being manufactured today. You will notice that some are silver head only, some with silver head and body. Some have pointed arms, some not. What we try to impress upon our clients is simply this; buy based upon the core sound that best reflects you. Try not to get hung up on name, features, head joint cut, etc. Ultimately, it is the sound that matters. When trying flutes from the Flute Center, everything we send out or you try in the shop will be of the best quality found, so listen closely and then choose. If you are still having a hard time deciding, you always have the option of using our unique program, ProsCHOICE, found only here at the Flute Center of New York!