Wow! Thanks John. I have a beautiful handmade flute now. It is proving to be too big for my small hand. I was grateful on your web for the advice to get the A key. Your web was very helpful. I am in my almost middle 70's. The flute playing keeps my brain working. I have found great improvement in my memory - especially bringing up names since I started playing 1-2 hours a day. Good thing I enjoy it. I will look forward to receiving the flute. Are you from Maine? I stipulated flutes in Maine but you came up first! You are right about the hand made flutes.