For advanced players who want to grow. The Yamaha YFL617 Professional Hand Made Flute offers quick response and musical flexibility. This model features increased wall thickness that gives slightly more resistance and upgraded Straubinger Phoenix Pads which clear sound timbre. Allowing the fluitist to produce a colourful sound across a wide dynamic spectrum the upgraded AM headjoint provides freedom for musical expression. A special heat treating process called sound annealing has also been added for a quicker more lively response. The sterling silver body produces a warm sound with outstanding projection and excellent overtones. Perfect for extended periods of use the sterling silver head joint and lip-plate have a more comfortable feel. For musicians requiring a modern sounding flute with exceptional playability the YFL617 is an ideal choice. This model comes equipped with a hard case and soft carry bag.