|Ancient Kauri Fm. "Vieja Linda" 3 of 3, second series
Before addressing this build, I should outline the characteristics of some of the materials used. This NEW ZEALAND KAURI is bogwood. The variety is indigenous to New Zealand, and is approximately 50, ... more
|Ecuadorean Ziricote F#m- Free domestic shipping (SOLD)
This Ziricote flute was built with a one inch bore diameter, and is 19 inches in length. This is my first build with this hardwood. It was difficult, but won’t be my last.
The mouthpiece is formed f ... more
|Huangana Negra, G#m..Free domestic shipping
This Peruvian hardwood, is one of my four top favorite tonewoods for flute building, and Google seems to think I am the only person in the world building flutes from this material. The bore is 7/8”, w ... more
|California Buckeye Burl F#m...Free Domestic Shipping
A burl is an anomaly, or growth that will typically develop underground, on a root. They’re rare, and highly prized for their complex grain pattern. This particular piece began as a tool destroying mi ... more
|Spalted Maple Burl oval Em...Price reduced & free domestic shipping (SOLD)
This was an interesting project. During the time spent building this flute, it spoke to me in about 9 different languages. Unfortunately, I only understood two of them.
Built from very lively maple ... more
|Oklahoma red cedar F#m...Free Domestic Shipping
This instrument has a barrel diameter of 7/8" and is 20-15/16" in overall length. The mouthpiece section consists of twice dyed/stabilized, box elder burl, between layers of African ebony, and capped ... more
|Goncalo Alves D#..Free domestic shipping (SOLD)
I consulted a highly respected and nationally recognized flute builder, who shall remain nameless…as to what he thought of D# for a fundamental on a flute. He said “I LOVE D#...it’s my favorite” so I ... more
|Curly Maple Em...Free Domestic Shipping (SOLD)
This flute has an overall length of 25-3/4” with a one inch bore diameter. The harvest location of the maple is unknown. Woods used consist of maple, between layers of SE Asian amboyna burl, capped wi ... more
|Curly Maple Alt. Drone F#m... Free domestic shipping (SOLD)
This sequentially alternating drone flute is 22-3/4” in length, with bore diameters approximating one inch. The mouthpiece is shaped from laminates of dyed/stabilized box elder burl, between layers o ... more
|Huangana Negra Fm...Free Domestic Shipping (SOLD)
This Peruvian hardwood flute is 21-7/8" in length, with a one inch bore diameter, and tuned to F minor. Materials used, beginning at the mouthpiece, include SE Asian amboyna burl, between layers of Af ... more
|Alowood Fm...Free Domestic Shipping (SOLD)
A little information about the wood. This material is plantation grown Radiata pine, wherein the material has colorized cornstarch pressure blown through the wood, creating all the characteristics of ... more
|Laotian Flamewood Gm...Free domestic shipping
This instrument is 19-3/4 inches in length, with a 7/8 inch bore diameter. The build was challenging, as this true rosewood is extremely dense, and not unlike building a flute from cement.
Woods use ... more
|Cherry Alt. Drone, Am...Free Domestic Shipping
This drone flute is 16-1/4 inches in length, with 1 inch bore diameters, and a little touch of attitude, thanks to extensive wood burning.
The mouthpiece consists of twice dyed, stabilized box elde ... more
|Alowood Em...Free domestic shipping
No longer available anywhere in the world, this material started out as plantation grown Radiata pine, in New Zealand. Colorized starch was then pressure forced through the lumber, creating a hardwood ... more
|Whitebait Kauri G#m...Free domestic shipping
Before outlining the build, a couple of words about some of the components.
New Zealand Kauri is bogwood. The variety is indigenous to New Zealand, and is approximately 50,000 years old. It may be o ... more
|Ancient NZ Kauri Fm..Free domestic shipping (SOLD)
Occasionally, I’ll build a flute with many ancient materials, dating back as far as 6 billion years. This is not one of those flutes, although a few of the materials are pretty old. Specifically, the ... more
|Virginia Walnut Fm...Free domestic shipping (SOLD)
This flute is 22-5/8 inches in length, with a one inch bore diameter, tuned to F minor. Woods used in this build, beginning at the mouthpiece, include Mexican cocobolo between layers of Oklahoma Osage ... more
|Huangana Negra Em (SOLD)
I don’t often do custom work, primarily because clients typically don’t know what materials are available, or what limitations are necessary to maintain the integrity of the instrument in creating the ... more
|Huangana Negra Em
Built from a Peruvian hardwood that is one of my favorites, this instrument is 22-1/8” in length, with a 1” bore diameter. Dr. Google says I am the only builder of flutes from this material.
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