About my Rim Blown Flutes
These are more difficult to play than the Native American Style Flute, but they are definitely worth the effort. I am making these flutes in a wide variety of tunings and keys. If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask.
My flutes are bored from a single piece of wood, unlike many other flutes where the wood is split in half, hollowed out, and glued back together. That means there are no glue seams that can split or crack due to excessive moisture or warping of the wood. These flutes are shaped to resemble the look of bamboo. I finish my flutes with an all-natural non-toxic blend of hardening oils and waxes. The finish is clear in order to enhance the natural beauty of the wood, and it provides low maintenance protection for your instrument. The inside is coated with an environmentally-friendly epoxy resin to protect from excess moisture.
My flutes are voiced and tuned to be performance quality. The sound is rich and full, and there is minimal breathiness. They must be up to my high standards of sound and appearance. If the flute is not something that I would buy for my own personal collection, I won't sell it to you. I firmly believe that flutes must be of the highest quality, even for beginners, so that you can enjoy creating beautiful music while avoiding the frustrations that I experienced with the first flute I purchased.
NOTE: I am not an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Therefore, my flutes are not “Native American Made” as defined by the Federal Government or the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. If it is your desire to own a flute made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, I am happy to recommend other flutemakers.