Pearl's handmade craftsmanship has pioneered a tradition of flute making that is totally distinctive. Many flute makers claim to be innovators, but Pearl's novelty can be proven. Most of the artisans have the distinction of building flutes for their entire career only at Pearl. The apprentice program has been employed for decades, which allows the talents of master builders to be passed on to future generations. Pearl not only looks at the past, but constantly conducts research with Gold, Silver, ergonomic key design, and headjoint improvements. Start with Pearl's patented Pinless Mechanism, which has set an industry benchmark for smoothness and reliability. Coupled with Pearl's One-Piece Core-Bar Construction, there is no more dependable flute mechanism available. Japanese Quality Control has insured that an investment in these instruments will provide a lifetime of musical satisfaction. Pearl's goal of combining handmade creativity with meticulous assembly has been realized. All of the above would be useless without Pearl's revered commitment to accuracy of pitch, flexible articulation, and a beautiful and projecting sound.