My understanding is that the high-end Pearls are made in Japan, but how about the beginner/intermediate models? I'm specifically curious about the PF-661 because there's one for reasonably cheap at a pawn shop in my town. Are these also made in Japan? Does anyone have experience with these flutes, whether favorable or unfavorable? It seemed to play ok when I played on it briefly in the store, but I couldn't really unleash there. I'm borrowing a Yamaha 361 that I'm growing very attached to but might not be able to buy from the owner, anyone know how a Pearl 661 would compare? Thanks for any answer at all to the above barrage of extremely boring questions.