INLINE, OFFSET or SEMI-OFFSET G KEYS
All models are available with your choice of inline, semi or fully offset G keys to provide the most comfortable left wrist and hand position. There are no pitch or tonal differences.
Only very few manufacturers offer a semi offset G which in our opinion is the perfect compromise and usually suits both inline and offset players. The main benefit structurally over inline is that both the fully and semi offset options offer the two extra pillar points for a strong and secure mechanism.
For many years, inline G was perceived as the go too for the “professional” player while offset G was associated with “student” flutes. While these stereotypes no longer exist, there is still some debate over which design is superior. Ultimately, this comes down to personal choice and which option feels more comfortable to the individual player.