Hi I bought a Dixon plastic flute a couple of years a go in Hobgoblin in Bristol for £35. I had fiddled a bit with the tin whistle and saw this and on impluse bought it. I was quickly able to play simple tunes on it. I let an experienced flute player Martin Shane (Alison above knows him) play it and he sat all night in a session and played it just to show me that I didn't have to spend £400 on a Sam Murry flute to make a good acceptable sound. I bought the whistle head to make it into a low D and was impressed by the quality. To be honest about this I went on to buy a polomer flute from Michael Cronnley and a Sam Murry boxwood flute, however the Dixon is in work and once or twice a week at lunchtime I still play it. Tonys instruments good value and are well worth buying.