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Andaman Padauk Em…
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, include canary wood between layers of S American cocobolo, and capped with the padauk. The 19mm disks to each side of the compression chamber are again, cocobolo with subtle turquoise inlay, while the fetish is fashioned from the padauk, bonded to a base of Oklahoma red cedar for moisture control. The wing overlay consists of abalone, mappa burl, and Laotian flamewood.
Inlay, beginning at the mouthpiece, includes a 10x12mm Australian Lightning Ridge boulder opal, flanked by 4.4mm turquoise dots. The sound chamber is fitted with a 17x24mm Mexican crazy lace agate, while the finger holes are accented with four 4mm turquoise dots and a 6 mm dome cut amber cab….(a couple of the dots are offset by about 1/8th of an inch, which is an error. Being half blind, my spatial judgment up and down is great…left and right, not so much. I’ve reduced the asking price by $40.00 and frankly, if you don’t tell your fingers, they’ll never know) Lastly, The fetish has a 7mm turquoise cab set to the crown, and 2.8 mm hematite beads, set as eyes.
The flute was tuned an an ambient temp. of 73.2°F, a wood temp. of 74.1°, humidity of 58% @160 ft ASL.