Invest in your musician, buy them an instrument instead of renting it. Ravel's student flute RFL12 offers the young band student or older beginner a reliable, quality instrument featuring a warm sound with good projection, suitable for both the concert stage and the marching field. It's an affordable yet durably constructed instrument, making it a popular choice for many directors and individuals. On this flute, the Offset G Key allows a more comfortable, natural hand position for the G keys, plus stability and protection to the left-hand keys, due to these keys configured on a separate rod. The Split E Mechanism helps to improve the production of the high E in the third octave. RFL12 Specifications: Key of C Plateau (closed-hole) Silver-plated finish Low C foot Offset G key Split E mechanism Ergonomic key shapes One-piece key cups Adjustment screws Drawn tone holes What's included: Cleaning rod Polishing cloth White gloves Lightweight, hard-shell ABS plastic case, with foam-lined interior Ravel Musical Instruments' passion is to inspire performance and playing passion among musicians, regardless of age. Ravel not only inspires musicians to play, but also offers high quality instruments with great tonal qualities and advanced features, affordable for all. Ravel Musical Instruments' company name pays homage to renowned French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel. Just as Ravel sought "tonal color and variety of sound and instrumentation" in his music, the Ravel brands group seeks tonal color and variety in its musical instrument offerings. All Ravel Musical Instruments are hand crafted and undergo rigorous design and testing. Instruments are tested and re-tested both overseas and at Ravel's U.S. facility. Ravel believes strongly that pre-production design work and testing, in advance of actual production, helps assure and guarantee the quality and consistency demanded. Backed by over 65 years in the music business, and staffed by real musicians and technicians, Ravel offers a one-year customer assurance warranty and product guarantee on each Ravel instrument. Complete information is available at http://www.ravelband.com/warranty.html. Quality and Sound Value ... Ravel.