Eastern Red Cedar Native American style flute






Eastern Red Cedar Native American style flute



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These flutes are simple, responsive and based on traditional NA woodlands flute designs. They range from 'starter' flutes to more elaborate customised ones, but each is individually designed with particular care and attention to its voice, tonal qualities and aesthetic look.

This series of flutes is built using traditional NA woods such as Red and Yellow Cedars; American White Oak, American Cherry, American Black Walnut and flame Maple are also used for the hardwood side of the range, and Cedar of Lebanon provides a very distinctive 'upper end' to the range. The Eastern Red Cedar, Cedar of Lebanon, Maples, Black Walnuts and White Oaks are carefully chosen for their patterning and graining which can be so striking that usually no extra decoration is needed. Yellow Cedar is a plainer wood that can provide a good canvas for hand-painted artwork. Carved blocks (Walnut, Cherry, Maple) following a theme, eg. hummingbird, bear or eagle can complement all of these woods but a simple stylised block is often all that is needed for a first flute. Black walnut is often used for end-caps, but you can choose your own combinations.

These flutes are available in keys from mid E to G# and are excellent for beginners, as are the higher keyed (high A and above) Little Owl series flutes.



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Simple Eastern Red Cedar flutes, with taper or bell mouthpiece, make a good starter flute; outstanding figuring in the wood and a very rich, traditional cedar sound.

Eastern Red Cedar Wolf flute A simple Eastern Red Cedar F# flute can be turned into a Custom flute with a carved block and pyrographed symbols.


Eastern red cedar in Gm; inlayed (not glued on!) rippled sycamore bands and a carved purpleheart heron head make this a very distinctive flute.

All the flutes have nests, although the fipple, flue and sound hole designs vary. For most, the flue is cut in the body (woodlands-style), but by combining a range of flue, slow air vent and sound-hole widths, fipple edge styles and flue ramp characteristics, it is possible to provide flutes that are either particularly loud or soft, breathy or clear, edgy or sweet, easily overblown or highly stable, according to the player's wishes.
 
Hummingbird Native American flute




Alternatively, Alaskan Yellow Cedar makes beautiful flutes which can either be kept simple or, as here, decorated with artwork such as a simple Hummingbird or Kokopelli.


Cedar of Lebanon flute with curly bird black walnut block
Cedar of Lebanon flute in Gm; beautifully patterned wood with black walnut mouth end cap and bird block.

American white oak in Gm; cut across heart and sapwood to bring out the beautiful grain, with burn rings and lacewood bird.

hummingbird flute
Yellow cedar Hummingbird flute in F# with full artwork. More on this special flute in the Custom Flutes page.

These flutes are available in keys from D to G#.


Please feel free to call or email if you would like any more details on the above flute range. And remember, this range can be customised to your own requirements.

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