How good a flute looks ain't he problem. They are tricky with hidden control wires that don't properly close the holes and pads that are mushed or loose. Too there is a cork in the crown (tuning) that often gets chewed up. If any ever get one, PM me for the best tech IMO to re-condition one or any of the reeds. He is ex USAF DC Band, and great reed player himself. I've a Gemeinhardt M3 about to go to him. Note: Gemeinhardt SPs are now mfr in China. Too, make sure cleaning rod comes with such and that it has a Bb foot so you can play trumpet music on it (most in U.S.do). Undented, reconditioning averages $100-$150 plus shipping. A change to a gold plated lip is $150 by itself. Working on all the instruments of the DC based military bands, the National symphony, Strathmore, Baltimore Symphony, and the DC schools and suburban Maryland and Virginia schools his turn around is not exceptional, but the quality is.