Which student flute cont...
We're often asked if a beginner should buy a slightly more advanced flute from the off, to avoid losing money on upgrading in the future.
Apart from people who already have experience of another woodwind instrument, the answer is generally no.
It's essential to have a headjoint that's easy to get used to for a beginner, and a mechanism that's easy to control.
Buying a more advanced flute can cause enough difficulty for a student to give up for the wrong reasons. Save your money and buy a 211S, they're very resellable (is that a word?!) in the future whn you upgrade.