Hello John, I received the F# flute this morning. The flute looks great, unique and not to be compared with what we see on the websites. The work is the result of the finest skill, experience, effort and passion. The sound is gentle, peaceful, quiet and melodious. It is also strong, clear and steady. Looking at it, touching it and playing it makes me feel close to nature and it teaches me how to become what I very often forget to be. It is a living instrument with which I can travel harmoniously into my own being. Thanks again for making such great flutes.