I offer a lifetime guarantee on all my flutes against cracking , separation , or other defects due to craftsmanship. i stand behind these instruments 100% . IF you are not completely satisfied with your flute , return within 30 days for a full refund of the flutes purchase price (less shipping cost)you may exchange the flute also. This refund will be honored as long as the flute has not been damaged or altered in any way. And if for some reason you crack , break your flute pleas call , email me and i can usually fix them . I had one the was broke in two and i was able to put it back together so don't through that flute away be for checking.