A curved head joint flute with a full set of keys, the same as the traditional basic flute looks like this when assembled. This type of flute shape is sometime referred to as swan-neck flute.
A curved headjoint flute that is most suitable for young beginners look like this when assembled. This flute is lighter than the other curved-head flute, as it is shorter by a few keys. The lowest note possible on this flute is D, while the full range of a beginning flute is C. Key extensions facilitate easy access to keys for flutists with small hands (like me!).
The traditional basic beginning flute looks like this, when in the case.