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Look At The Wood Choices
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to see wood grain closeups.
Love your work Jerry. My flute plays like a dream & sings
like an owl. I'm very impressed with the accuracy of the note
tuning. I tested using sinewaves from a synthesizer.
I wrote & played flute solos for 2 of my ambient
songs the day I got it, it will bring me many hours of joy -
koongal Queensland Australia
IT!!! Just the tone that I have been looking for. I took it to
work with me Wednesday and the folks at work asked a lot about
it. The reach is perfect."
Internet Customer TN, U.S.A
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Which Key Of Flute Touches
The natural rich
warm sound that comes only from an instrument made from wood,
touches the soul of all those who hear it. It is our experience
that each individual person has a specific key that touches them
uniquely. Discovering which key calms you, is easy on our website.
We have lots of flutes for you to hear.
Concert Quality ~ A440
Your flute will be tuned using an electronic tuner to ensure
that it has concert quality pitch. This will enable you to play
along with other instruments.
Flute Sound Files
~ Not Electronically Altered Our flute
sound files DO NOT have any effects added to them. Our flutes
sound exactly like this naturally (Clear, Crisp, Loud, Non-breathy,
& No air hiss). Your flute will sound this way for you
when you play it at home. Your flute will produce a rich,
clean quality sound and have tremendous volume, without the use
of a microphone.
Compare Flute Players.
Both are playing a Bass C Size Flute.
Mark is over 6' tall and Mrs. Henderson is 5'3" tall.
Notice how far Mrs. Henderson has to extend her arm to play the
notes on the bottom and how far she has to spread her fingers
to cover the holes.
We do not recommend
Bass Flutes for anyone with small hands or a beginner player.
Need help determining the size of flute that is a perfect
fit for you? Call us ~ Phone: 1-417-535-6032. We'd love
to hear from you.
Watch this video
Lisa Fretwell playing
a Bass D Flute.
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE
FLUTES IN THE PICTURE
LEFT TO RIGHT Zebrawood,
Aromatic Cedar, Curly Maple, Bloodwood with Gabon Ebony tips,
Flute Tone and Wood Choice
of your flute is determined in part by the type of wood used.
The softer woods produce a warmer tone. The harder woods produce
a brighter tone. Tone is not volume. Tone is the texture of the
The Joy of Wood Shopping "
I have a blast when we go wood shopping. I'm like a kid in a
candy store. Soooooo... many beautifully grained pieces of wood
to choose from. We always come away with much more wood that
we went to buy. Some pieces of wood, I "just can't resist".
They just beg to be made into a flute." I just "love"
to go wood shopping." ~~ Lisa Fretwell
Most of our
hardwoods and exotics we purchase from a speciality store about
an hour away from our home. We hand pick each piece. We look
for unique and beautiful grain patterns as well as exceptional
color. We purchase our Eastern Cedar wood from a local young
man. He cuts and mills the cedar from here in the Ozarks. Some
of our rare and exotic woods, we purchase from other sources
around the country. Koa and Curly Koa we purchase directly from
Availability of Unique
wood will make a wonderful flute. Call us ~ Phone: 1-417-535-6032
and ask about the availability of woods not shown on our website
such as: Koa, Curly Koa, Honey Mesquite, Black Mesquite, Quina,
Spanish Cedar, Sapele, Quilted Sapele, Rose woods, & Quatersawn
Pieces of Wood Special
to You If you
have a piece of wood that's special to you, send it to us and
we will make your flute from that piece.
Some of our customers go to their local wood store and choose
their own piece of wood. Wood grain and color are unique to each
board that is cut. Each piece of wood has it's own unique spirit.
When you can see and touch the piece of wood, the spirit of the
wood can talk to you.
We can add inlay,
endcaps, or rings to your flute.
You choose your
Call us (1-417-535-6032) to discuss
your specialty flute and pricing.
Three Commonly Asked Questions
Q: What do you
use to seal the wood?
A: Over a period of several days, we apply several thin coats
of non-toxic, humanly edible shellac to the outside of your flute.
(It's the same shellac that is used in the food industry when
making licorice candy.) After the shellac has set completely.
We give your flute a mineral oil bath and we place it in the
drying rack for a couple of days to dry. Clear shellac lets the
natural grain pattern and color of the wood stand out. Your flute
will have a soft shine.
Q: What are the differences between Padauk, Bloodwood, and Redheart?
A: Bloodwood and Redheart have the most "red" overall
tone to their color where padauk has a more burnt orange tone.
Padauk and Bloodwood have more of distinct grain pattern than
Red Heart which tends to have solid red sections with no discernible
Q: What wood have you worked with that has the most natural shimmer?
A: Quilted Sapele is by far the most dramatic contrast in wood
tone and shimmers the most. It has rich dark brown strips with
blonde shimmering highlights. It's not listed as a standard wood
grain on our website, but we can get it and it makes a lovely
.Need to transport or store your flute? .We can make you a Leather Fringed Bag.
Natural Colors and Grain
We have taken
great care with our website images so that they are a good representation
of the "true" color and grain patterns of the wood
choices we offer. Wood naturally varies from piece to piece.
The grain pattern and the shade of the color are things that
vary slightly from piece to piece. The colors of the woods you
see in our website images are what the wood looks like, naturally. We do not stain our flutes.
Bass Size Flute Prices Flute
prices are determined by the size of the flute, the cost of the
raw wood to us, and the wear and tear on our equipment by the
We have 5 categories of pricing.
Domestic Woods -
Imported Woods and
X-tra Hard Domestic Woods
Curly and Highly
Figured Grain Woods - (Domestic and Imported)
are listed in United States Dollars (USD)
Cedar - Eastern
Cedar - Western
Ash - Curly
Birch - Flame
Cherry - Curly
Maple - Curly
Oak - Red
Oak - White
Red Oak can be the
same color tone as white oak or it can have a pink/red
hue to it. Each board is unique.
a piece of white oak from a piece of red oak is the "Tick
Marks". White Oak has long lines as tick marks. Red
Oak has short lines as tick marks.
Pink Ivory has many
shades of pink, salmon and pink/orange. Each piece of wood is
Purple Heart darkens
the longer that is it exposed to air and sunlight.
Zebra Wood has two
distinct grain patterns depending on the part of the tree that
the board is cut from. Each board is unique.
Kingwood has two
distinct grain patterns (Swirls and Stripes). The color tone
can be a purple/brown or a blonde/brown. Each board is unique.
F.Y.I. 5 Hole Flute vs
6 Hole Flute
We can make you a 5 hole flute but, we prefer a 6 hole
flute. Let me explain why.
The Open Hole Fingering Minor Pentatonic Scale is played exactly
the same on a 6 hole flute and a 5 hole flute. The difference
is, on a 6 hole flute you keep the 3rd hole from the top covered
all the time.
As you progress in your playing, you will want the benefit of
being able to use the additional hole on a 6 hole flute.
FLUTE BUILDING AND
Your flute will be made especially
for you when you place your order. Building your flute takes
3-4 weeks. Transit time in shipping is dependant on your country's
postal system and customs clearance process. We will email you
with the tracking information when we ship your flute.
Flute Arrival To
and Northern Ireland
All Other Countries
(non-U.S.A.) Transit Time
The delivery speed of the postal system in your country and the
customs clearance time in your country determine how long your
flute is in transit.
SHIPPING AND HANDLING
We use the U.S. Mail System
to ship our products. We ship using the Priority Mail and Priority
Mail International Service. This provides tracking and insurance.
and Northern Ireland
All Other Countries
International Orders :
Shopping Cart : Shipping Fee
who use our online shopping cart will be charged a SPLIT
shipping fee. At checkout, the $15 base fee will be charged.
After you place your order, we will email you an invoice for
the balance of the shipping fee. This amount will be the difference
between the $15 you pay at time of check out and the actual cost
to ship to your country.
We use a simple inexpensive
online shopping cart service. It can not calculate multiple country
This simple shopping cart
keeps our costs down and allows us to pass the savings onto you.
We apologize for the inconvenience of having to split up the