* The Flutes *
 
This page lists each of the hand crafted flutes that are currently available for purchase. The sound file for each flute is recorded with a mild echo effect. Upon request, a flat, or dry version can be forwarded to you via E-mail.

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Ancient Kauri Fm. "Vieja Linda" 3 of 3, second series ..Free domestic shipping
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

African Mahogany Dm...Free domestic shipping
This flute is 24-1/2 inches in length with a one inch bore diameter. Woods used in the build, beginning at the mouthpiece include SE Asian amboyna burl between layers of macassar ebony, capped with t ... 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
Oregon Myrtle F#m....Free domestic shipping
This was an interesting build, with many levels of construction. Before addressing the components, I want to point out a couple of the stones used for inlay. Specifically, at the mouthpiece, is a 9x12 ... 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

Curly Cherry Dm/5 drone. Free domestic shipping
Measuring just 12-7/8” in length, with a 7/8” bore diameter, this little flute could be characterized as a pocket drone…..If you wear abnormally large pants, or a trench coat. At 5 octaves above middl ... more
Oregon Myrtle burl Fm...free domestic shipping
During my 18 years of building these instruments, a very few (six in total) make me think, based on voice and appearance, that I must have channeled somebody else during construction. This is one of t ... more
Andaman Padauk Em...Free domestic shipping
So,…..how do you feel about RED. At 23” in length, with a 1” bore diameter, this instrument will darken somewhat with age, but will always be really red.

Woods used, starting at the mouthpiece, incl ... more

Huangana Negra Em...Free domestic shipping
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.

Additio ... more

CA Buckeye burl Em...free domestic shipping.
Ok, so basically, this is a root. It has a bore of approx. 1”, and a total live edge length of 23-7/8”. This material never wants to be a flute…Ever. It’s pulpy, and like trying to build a flute from ... more
Paldao Fm...Free domestic shipping
According to Dr. Google, I’m the only flute maker in the world using this SE Asian hardwood. I should probably find out why. It remains one of my top 5 favorite tone woods. It is however, an interior ... more
Poplar Gm...Free domestic shipping
At 18-7/8 inches in length, this soft wood cousin of cottonwoods, has a 1” bore diameter, and a substantial voice, atypical of the material.

Woods used in the construction, beginning at the mouthpie ... more