Bought two of these just to fool around and record some horrendous covers. I'm not a recorder, nor a flute player, so I can't really speak from any sort of experience, as I've only played Saxophones and Clarinets, but it seems easy enough to operate. It does go into overtones extremely easily, but that might just be me. The packaging is nice, and the included cleaning tool is appreciated, but what is even better is that they include a note guide. It comes in three pieces, all slide in and lock nicely, the recorder itself fells pleasant to the touch, the plastic seeming of a nice quality to it. The tone itself is mellow, easy to manipulate, the "tuning" of the pitches seems fine as well. Overall, pleased with what I've got. Also, take the overtone comment with a grain of salt - it might be purely on my end.