Need to buy a flute as a special present for someone. I know jack shit about musical instruments. No she doesn't go to band camp. All I can gather is, the Solid Silver ones are better? Is there different types of flute? Alto? Normal? Buttons? Length? Who are the good manufactures? Any advice would be greatly appricated, so I can start researching this stuff. Got a few months before I have to buy, and would like to get a rather nice one. Cheers! --brownyy Edit; quick walk down to the corner music shop; £250-£1200 ($320-$1800 AUD) I'm looking at, farrrkkkkkk. That sound right?