QUOTE(Andy-piano-flute @ Aug 11 2005, 10:29 PM)
Inline G - depends on whether it's comfortable for you - I've got long fingers but never felt very comfortable playing an open holed flute with inline G. If it has inline G it won't have a split E mechanism - which means that when you start playing E3 you might find it difficult initially to keep up the air speed & support for the note so that it doesn't split. But having a split E makes other things more difficult (some trills I think - andante will put you right on that ).
The plugs will effectively make it closed hole - open holed encourages you to put your fingers in the right place - if you don't you don't get the note!
I think it's a personal thing -it's not that one flute is the right sort for everyone
Yeah that was what I was thinking and that although the 225SII seems like more for your money I thought I might be better to start on the studet flute that so many have 221. Will see what it's like on Saturday.
Think I have found a teacher too, I am in Maidstone Kent, she is trying to fit me in which I guess is a good sign if she has that many students