Pearl Quantz 505E, Silver Plated Headjoint, body, footjoint & mechanism, pointed key-arms, offset, Split-E Mechanism. It has often been said that to judge the worth of an idea or product, you must look at its simplest component. As such, Pearls most economical flute is surely one of the companys most significant innovations. The New Quantz 505 Flute joins the famous Pearl Quantz Series, with this completely new Silver Plated instrument. Now, every Pearl Flute, from this novice model to our Maesta line, has French Pointed arms - an industry first.The trademark Pearl sound and intonation standards are maintained. The Quantz Series embodies ingenuity. Only this line of flutescovers as much diversity of flute making talent. Aspiringflautists have never been so fortunate.Every Quantz model has French Pointed Arms. Onceconsidered solely the domain of handmade flutes, it is nowuniversally provided by Pearl. French Pointed Arms affordunmatched quickness of speed. When this is matched withour patented Pinless Mechanism and One-Piece Core-Bar Construction, the combinations are dramatic. After all of this time, the Pearl Quantz Series is still the only flute to use these features on every one of their flutes - an industry hallmark! The QUANTZ Series has now expanded to include 3 Models. All of them feature Pearls French Pointed Arms, Pinless Mechanism and One-Piece Core-Bar.