This is a semi professional flute in that it doesnt have silver all the way through. The keys arent silver and if you are looking to upgrade, its worth spending the extra thousand to get open holed and a more beautiful sound. Muramatsu are great show flutes as they are so loud, you can create a great classical sound, but I find that they tend not to have too many different colours and sounds to them, so its not the best one for people wanting to play jazz, or even 20c music. Its still a good flute, especially for the price that seems to be listed here as Ive seen it in flute shops for more expensive. My advice is to try loads of different flutes out so you know exactly what they sound like, never buy one off the internet, as every flute is very different in sound and colour.