This flute has a 7/8” bore diameter, and is 20-7/8” in length. Woods used in the construction, beginning at the mouthpiece, include twice dyed/stabilized box elder burl, between layers of African wenge, capped by the cedar. The fetish block is cut from the cedar, bonded to a base of addl. Cedar for moisture control. The wings are layered with Paua abalone, and an addl. Layer of Oklahoma cedar.
Inlay, beginning at the mouthpiece, starts with a really stunning, quartz capped 8mm round Mother of pearl cabachon, flanked by 4mm dome cut turquoise dots. Each side of the compression chamber has been inlaid with 22mm disks of the dyed box elder burl, wherein I added some subtle hand coloring to these as well as the mouthpiece…..mostly because Stan said some wonderful things about you when discussing the build. Moving forward, in front of the fetish block is a 6.3mm faceted Brazilian mystic topaz, followed by a 12mm round dome cut labradorite cabochon. The finger holes are accented with four 4mm abalone dots, themselves separated by a 6mm dome cut turquoise cab. Lastly, the fetish block has a 6mm dome cut moonstone set to the crown, and 2.8mm hematite beads set as eyes.
At the time of tuning, the wood temperature, based on no contact laser, was 74.2° F, with an ambient temp. of 72.7°, and humidity @50%, at 130’ ASL.