Silver Flute with HEART shaped keys- a different kind of Valentine love. RESEARCH by DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy - A never-ending debate = whether gold, silver or platinum (or other exotic metal) best enhances sound qualities. Platinum = expensive professional favorite. Student flutes called "nickel silver" have NO silver in them-- made of a brass/nickel alloy. Next: Silver plating has tone better than nickel which can be metallic sounding & slippery.
Inuit Flute – front detail by John Lunn - I played the flute in school. I loved the look, the feel and mostly the sound of that beautiful instrument! I still listen for that sound in classical music. -sr