This listing of flutes represents the best of what is being manufactured today for around $2,500.
Our recommendation: After a few years, the more rapidly developing players will benefit from a full-silver tube, a B footjoint, open holes, and some upgraded options, especially in the headjoint. We recommend an offset G, a split E mechanism, a C# trill key (when available), and any available upgrade on the headjoint (varies by brand). As a general rule, the best place to spend money on an upgrade is in the headjoint - this is the heart of the sound!
Of course, some of the flutes below may have more or different options than you're looking for. There's a link to a fully-customizable version of each of these flutes inside the product pages below.