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. Click on an image for more details or to buy a flute.
  • $410.00

    Oklahoma Red Cedar Fm

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    $410.00
    This instrument is 21-1/2” in length, with a 7/8” bore diameter. Woods used in the build beginning at the mouthpiece, include Port Orford cedar between layers of SE Asian amboyna burl, and capped with the red cedar. Each side of the compression chamber has addl.19mm amboyna disks inset as well. Lastly, the block started as…
  • $380.00

    Oregon Myrtle Burl Gm

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    $380.00
    Burls are nothing more than a wort on the side, or in the root system of a particular variety of tree. Once harvested, it is the most expensive variation of that variety, and I have no idea why, other than its beauty. Burls are extremely difficult to work, as there is no rhyme or reason…
  • $330.00

    Alowood Fm

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    $330.00
    This flute is crafted from New Zealand radiata pine, known as Alowood. It is plantation grown and organically hardened by pressure injection of colored starch. The material is no longer available anywhere in the world. The instrument has a single sound chamber which can be broken down for transporting in a back pack.. The instrument…
  • $250.00

    Laotian Flamewood D#m

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    $250.00
    This flamewood instrument measures 22-1/4 inches in length, with an oval bore of 1”x 1-3/32”, tuned to D4# (E♭). Despite its size, the flute doesn’t require a challenging amount of wind, and has very reasonably placed finger holes. With the greatest spread being 1-1/4”. That being said, the material is an extremely hard and obstinate…
  • $385.00

    Huangana Negra G#m

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    $385.00
    This material continues to be one of my favorite tone woods, although it is significantly reluctant to become a flute during the build. Woods used beginning at the mouthpiece, include hand colorized box elder burl between layers of SE Asian thuya burl, and capped with the huangana negra. Each side of the compression chamber is…
  • $370.00

    Cedar of Lebanon Am

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    $370.00
    Cedar of Lebanon, also known as Cedars of God, are located in the Kadisha Valley of Bsharre Lebanon. Once flourishing throughout the highlands of Mt. Lebanon, they are first referenced in the chapter of Psalms in the bible, and 102 times thereafter. Currently, the last remaining concentration encompasses 25 acres, is highly protected, and is…
  • $305.00

    Ancient Kauri Fm

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    $305.00
    This material is harvested from peat bogs in New Zealand where these trees rested after falling over, approximately 50,000 years ago. These trees may be older, but Carbon 14 dating gets a little sketchy beyond 40,000 years. The material is expensive, and not a good candidate for flute building experimentation. For example, Eastern red cedar…
  • $410.00

    Huangana Negra Gm

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    $410.00
    This Peruvian hardwood remains one of my favorite tone woods. It is 20-9/16” inches in length, with a 7/8”a bore diameter. Woods used in forming the mouthpiece include old growth redwood burl, between layers of amboyna burl, and capped with the HN. Additional woods include twice dyed/stabilized 11mm disks of box elder burl to each…
  • $660.00

    Oklahoma red cedar Am/F#m

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    $660.00
    I’m no marketing genius, and I can prove it. This flute has interchangeable barrels, and wet-out wicking, so with one headstock and two barrels, one flute gets you two keys, and you can play them for hours.  I didn’t invent this, and mine don’t come in a fancy presentation box, but mine are entirely hand…
  • $375.00

    Oklahoma Cedar Gm

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    $375.00
    I haven’t worked with cedar in about 11 years, primarily because I don’t much care for the voice produced by a soft wood. The large cellular voids generate a softer tone than I care for. At one point I tried hardening aspects of the build to create the tonal elements of a hardwood. Then Robert…
  • $405.00

    Sonoran Mesquite G#m

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    $405.00
    Known as “The Trash Tree of Texas”, this material is living proof that Mother Nature has a sense of humor. It’s gift to mankind, is it’s absolute willingness to become……charcoal. The flute is 18-1/8” in overall length, with a 7/8” bore diameter. Woods used in the construction, beginning at the mouthpiece, include twice dyed/stabilized box…
  • $405.00

    Ebony Alowood Fm

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    $405.00
    I’m exceptionally happy with the way the components of this build came together. The vision, the materials on hand, and ultimately the voice kept me pleasantly preoccupied during this pandemic. The flute is 21-5/8” in length with a 7/8’ bore diameter. Crafted from Alowood, the material is no longer available anywhere in the world. Specifically,…
  • $460.00

    Virginia Walnut Gm

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    $460.00
    This instrument is 19-7/8 inches in length, with a 7/8 inch bore diameter. The wood varieties in addition to the walnut include California buck eye burl, SE Asian amboyna burl, box elder burl, mappa burl, and Oklahoma red cedar. The mouthpiece consists of the buckeye burl between layers of the amboyna, capped with the walnut.…
  • $515.00

    Ancient Kauri Em

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    $515.00
    This flute is 22-1/4 inches in length with a one inch bore diameter. Specific woods used, beginning at the mouthpiece include Bethlehem olive between layers of Cedar of Lebanon, and capped with the Kauri. Each side of the compression chamber is inset with 19mm disks of the Bethlehem olive wood as well. The fetish block…
  • $720.00

    Ancient Kauri Fm

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    $720.00
    Some instruments require more patience and present greater challenges than others. I felt I needed to experience both with this flute. The New Zealand Kauri is tuned to Fm, is 21-9/16” in length and has a 7/8” diameter bore. The material is approx, 50,000 years old, having been excavated from a bog that preserved the…
  • $395.00

    SE Asian Paldao Dm

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    $395.00
    The key of D, is not one of your zippy, happy dance flute voicings. It is generally played slowly, evoking spirituality. Compared to an Fm or G, it requires more air, has less volume, and has wider distancing between finger holes. This flute is 24-1/4” in length, with a 1” bore diameter. Beginning at the…
  • $375.00

    Oregon Poplar F#m

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    $375.00
    Ecstatic to become a flute, and not a birdhouse or whatever folks build with poplar, it is not one of my favorite tone woods….because it sounds too much like, ..well…..poplar, and by extension, red cedar as well. I’m trying to get over it. The material is best known for making paper and cardboard boxes. This…
  • $405.00

    Rainbow Poplar F#m 432Hz tuning

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    $405.00
    Boutique lumber peddlers like to call this material “Rainbow” poplar, but if rainbows have this color where you live,…it’s time to move. The process is nothing more than the tree’s uptake of highly mineralized ground water during it’s growth cycles. It will occasionally take on the hues of a rainbow, but not often. As for…
  • $405.00

    Laotian Flamewood Gm

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    $405.00
    This instrument is 19-9/16” in length, with a 1” bore diameter. I will never build another flute from this material again. It is one of the most difficult hardwoods (rosewood) on the planet and this flute alone destroyed two router bits, 40 #11 Exacto blades, and a Japanese pull saw.,,,,,moving on, Beginning at the mouthpiece,…
  • $395.00

    Ebony Alowood Gm

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    $395.00
      This engineered hardwood, developed from New Zealand radiata pine, has been infused with cornstarch, creating a superb hardwood. The instrument has a 7/8” bore diameter, and is 19-5/8” in length, According to Dr. Google, it is now available nowhere on Earth, has never been crafted into a flute, except by me, and apparently I…
  • $560.00

    Ancient Kauri Gm

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    $560.00
    This instrument is 19-15/16” in length, with a 7/8” bore diameter. The primary wood is a 50,000 year old New Zealand material known as Kauri. It still grows today, but this material was preserved in a bog wherein the cellular voids were amberized, preserving it and preventing deterioration. Additional woods, beginning at the mouthpiece, include…
  • $535.00

    Huangana Negra G#m

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    $535.00
    I’ll say it again. This Peruvian hardwood is one of my 4 favorite flute tone woods, I’m the only builder in the world crafting flutes from this material, according to Dr. Google. Tuned to G#m, it has an overall length of 19”, with a bore diameter of 7/8”. Woods used in the build, beginning at…
  • $410.00

    Caribbean Zircote F#m

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    $410.00
    This hardwood is prized as a tonewood, particularly in the building of stringed instruments. Although obstinate, I like it’s voicing in my work as well. This instrument is 20-1/16” in length, with a 7/8” bore diameter. Woods include a simple combination of Amboyna burl and ziricote at the mouthpiece, 19mm disks of the amboyna burl…
  • $375.00

    Hawaiian Koa Em

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    $375.00
    Aloha….This flute is 23” in length, with a 1” bore diameter. Materials used in the construction were chosen to reflect some of the elements of the Hawaiian Islands. Beginning with the mouthpiece, woods include macassar ebony between layers of SE Asian amboyna burl, and capped with the Koa. Each side of the compression chamber has…
  • $410.00

    Laotian Flamewood Fm

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    $410.00
    Although one of the most beautiful woods to build from, it is also one of the most difficult. About 40 steps are necessary for me to build a flute from lumber. This material took each step, and created three. It did not want to become a flute Woods used at the mouthpiece include redwood burl,…
  • $605.00

    Ancient Kauri Gm

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    $605.00
    I decided to challenge myself a little more with this instrument. First, a couple words about some of the materials. Wood, KAURI, is native to New Zealand, and 50,000 or so years ago, this tree fell over, into a bog, where the cellular voids amberized during the total preservation process. It’s my favorite tone wood.…
  • $395.00

    Hawaiian Koa Em

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    $395.00
    This is a beautifully figured instrument measuring 22.5” in length with a 1” bore diameter. Woods used in construction, beginning at the mouthpiece include African black and white ebony between layers of SE Asian amboyna burl, and capped with the koa. The fetish is cut from the koa, bonded to a base of Oklahoma red…
  • $385.00

    Ovangkol Dm (SOLD)

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    $385.00
    This instrument is built from a tropical West African hardwood, occasionally known as Amazique, and I don’t know why. It has a 1” bore diameter, and weighs in at 24-3/4 inches in length. With a teaspoon of attitude, and some subtle artsy stuff, this is not your Grandma’s woodwind. Subtle hand colorizing was done throughout…
  • $410.00

    Alowood Fm

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    $410.00
    This wood is interesting material, and much to my frustration, now unavailable anywhere in the world. Back in 2006, a company found they could take plantation grown New Zealand radiata pine, and force starch through the planks, effectively turning a soft wood, into a hardwood. They then figured out they could colorize the starch, and…
  • $510.00

    CA Buckeye Burl F#m (SOLD)

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    $510.00
    This material never EVER wants to become a flute. It would rather remain as a root growth, preferably underground. The F# instrument is 22-13/16” in length, with a 7/8” bore diameter. Prior to shaping, 32 holes had to be filled. Materials used included Arizona turquoise, New Mexico pipestone, Coyote bone, malachite. AZ chrysocolla, red branch…
  • $375.00

    Poplar Gm…

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    $375.00
    This Poplar flute is only 18-7/8” in length, and with a 1” bore diameter, projects great volume. Woods used in the construction, beginning at the mouthpiece, include twice dyed and stabilized box elder burl, between layers of redwood burl, and capped with the poplar. Each side of the compression chamber likewise uses these materials, 10…
  • $540.00

    Goncalo Alves Fm…

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    $540.00
    This flute is 22-5/8” in length, with a 1’ bore diameter. Woods used in the construction, beginning at the mouthpiece, include SE Asian amboyna burl, between layers of African ebony, and capped with the goncalvo alves, also known as Brazilian tigerwood. Disks inset to each side of the compression chamber are cut from the amboyna,…
  • $315.00

    Poplar Gm…

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    $315.00
    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 mouthpiece, include Oregon spalted maple between layers of Macassar ebony, capped with the poplar. The fetish block is cut from poplar, bonded to…
  • $440.00

    Paldao Fm…

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    $440.00
    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 accent wood in the 12 million dollar Rolls Royce Sweptail vehicle. This instrument is 22” in length,…
  • $345.00

    CA Buckeye burl Em… (SOLD)

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    $345.00
    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 a giant peanut shell. Before beginning, I had to plug 44 holes, or voids, in…
  • $430.00

    Huangana Negra Em…

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    $430.00
    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. Additional woods, include a mouthpiece of African thuya burl, between layers of twice dyed box elder burl, and capped with…
  • $360.00

    Andaman Padauk Em… (SOLD)

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    $360.00
    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…
  • $890.00

    Oregon Myrtle burl Fm…

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    $890.00
    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 those instruments. This flute is 23” in length, with a 7/8” bore diameter, tuned to Fm. Burl wood, being basically…
  • $435.00

    Curly Cherry Dm/5 drone. (SOLD)

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    $435.00
    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 middle D, this instrument is without question, an alto flute, with all the good and bad that comes with such an instrument.…
  • $415.00

    Whitebait Kauri G#m… (SOLD)

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    $415.00
    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 older, but the accuracy of Carbon-14 dating falls off dramatically beyond 40,000 years. The wood was totally preserved as a result…
  • Alowood Em… (SOLD)

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    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 from the pine. This instrument is 22-1/4 inches in length, with a one inch bore or sound chamber diameter. Woods used in the construction…
  • $680.00

    Cherry Alt. Drone, Am…

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    $680.00
    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 elder burl, between layers of SE Asian amboyna burl, capped with additional cherry. Fetish woods start with identical birds cut from California buckeye…
  • $315.00

    Laotian Flamewood Gm…

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    $315.00
    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 used at the mouthpiece include old growth redwood burl capped with the flamewood, while the fetish is cut from flamewood, with wing…
  • $720.00

    Oregon Myrtle F#m…. (SOLD)

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    $720.00
    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 9x12mm “dragon skin” ammolite cab. Ammolite, is the harvested interior shell of a nautilus, or Ammonite of which there were about 50,000…
  • $1,170.00

    Curly Maple Alt. Drone F#m… (SOLD)

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    $1,170.00
    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 of Bolivian rosewood, and capped with curly maple. The matching fetish blocks are cut from California buckeye burl, bonded to bases of Oklahoma red cedar. A total…
  • Curly Maple Em… (SOLD)

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    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 with curly maple, forming the mouthpiece, while the fetish is cut from curly maple, bonded to a base of Oklahoma…
  • $315.00

    African Mahogany Dm…

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    $315.00
    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 the mahogany. The fetish block is cut from the mahogany, bonded to Oklahoma red cedar for moisture control, and includes wing…
  • $610.00

    Spalted Maple Burl oval Em…Price reduced (SOLD)

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    $610.00
    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 that was both too hard and too soft, the flute is 22-1/16” in length with a 1”x 1-1/4” oval bore. Two blocks…
  • $645.00

    California Buckeye Burl F#m…

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    $645.00
    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 mix of epoxy and crushed pipestone to the bore, hoping it wouldn’t explode. Thereafter, 28+ burl voids were filled with powdered turquoise…
  • $540.00

    Huangana Negra, G#m..

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    $540.00
    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”, with an overall length of 19-5/8 inches. Wood used overall, include a mouthpiece of California buckeye burl, between layers…
  • $775.00

    Ecuadorean Ziricote F#m (SOLD)

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    $775.00
    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 from African ebony, between layers of copper plate, and bonded to additional ziricote. The fetish is cut from…
  • $1,170.00

    Ancient Kauri Fm. “Vieja Linda” 3 of 3, second series

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    $1,170.00
    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 50,000 years old. It may be older, but the accuracy of Carbon-14 dating falls off dramatically beyond 40,000 years. The wood was totally preserved…