No adjectives necessary, this is an ebony flute. It assembles in four parts and comes in a beautiful Rosewood case. At this price you can afford to get the best. The upper two sections have a brass slide for additional tuning. The center section slides into the top and bottom sections and has cork wrapped ends for a secure fit. The flute is tunable, in "DD". Case included. The Rosewood case 16 inches by 4.25 inches by 2 inches. Assembled flute is 26 inches closed; slide opens the flute to a 28.25 inch length.