Made by Ralph Sweet of Sweetheart Instruments in 2003. Plays great all the way down to bottom C thanks to the Boehm/modern style foot keys. Though it's based of a Pratten style flute, I find the finger holes very manageable for even my medium sized hands. The previous owner noted that Ralph had repaired a crack in the footjoint that surfaced when he was initially making the instrument. As such, it was repaired expertly and has been stable ever since and doesn't show up on photographs. A great deal for a fully keyed 8-key instrument!