The "Progressive" style headjoint offers players crisp response and ease of playing throughout all registers. The offset G key follows the natural contour of students hands and makes playing more comfortable. The split E mechanism makes the third octave E natural easier to play and speak more clearly. Armstrong's signature CNC key cups ensure that pads will seat perfectly flat which prevents air leaks. Top adjusting screws provide ease of repair and adjustment to keys. Built in Elkhart, Indiana, the Armstrong 102E flute is designed to last and provide a superb playing experience for students.