Inline and Offset G
For years in this country all student flutes were sold with plateau keys and offset G keys. Most all pro flutes were sold with open holes and in line G keys. As a result many people view the in line as the professional mechanism. In fact we often hear remarks that an offset G doesn't "look" professional.
While some consider the in line the only choice for better flutes, we find ourselves selling an increasing number of offset G instruments. In fact, we now sell about the same number of offset as inline.