The flute itself is awesome, and accurate for its price. It's very well tuned, and plays nicely, having a beautiful warm sound. That being said, it needed some finishing. It's perfectly playable upon arrival, but the wooden rail along the bottom was unfinished. It was sanded so-so, but after some attention, and a couple of layers of fine lacquer, it now looks as well as it sounds. Considering its price, I was glad to do the work. I do recommend the flute.