After years of struggling to manipulate the sound out of my old flute, I finally could not take it. When I bought my new Miyazawa, everything changed for the better! Playing is such an ease, and there's no 'fighting' to get the beautiful tone I want. I have received countless positive comments on my playing, and wanting to know the brand of my flute. If anyone asks me what brand to get, I always respond with Miyazawa. Not only are the flutes an amazing fit for all types of flute players, the customer service is phenomenal!