Built on a foundation of trust, Armstrong has built a reputation of quality and craftsmanship throughout its complete line of flutes. The 303BEOS flute offers players the same durability of the student flutes with added tonal color and beauty from the Sterling silver headjoint. The "Progressive" style headjoint offers players crisp response and ease of playing throughout all registers. The Sterling silver headjoint gives players more tonal character and flexibility. Open hole keys provide students the ability to develop and progess into a higher level of playing, encourages proper hand position and provides more clarity in tone. The offset G key follows the natural contour of flutist's hands and makes playing more comfortable. The split E mechanism makes the third octave E natural easier to play and speak more clearly. The B footjoint allows students to progress into higher level music and makes the 4th octave C speak more clearly when using the gizmo key. Top adjusting screws provide ease of repair and adjustment to keys. Built in Elkhart, Indiana, the Armstrong 303BEOS flute is designed to last and will enhance the playing experience for flutists of all levels.