The Yamaha YFL-272 is an ideal flute for the developing student musician and beginners looking at an upgrade. The body, headjoint and footjoint are made of a nickel and silver alloy, which has a robust build and produces a clear tone. The open holes/ring keys are ideal for students to develop the correct technique as well as offering the ability to play half and quarter notes. The pointed key arms are designed in the French style for a traditional look and feel. This model includes an Offset G, Split-E Mechanism and a carrying case for optimum portability.