So this cedar F#m was the second of three planned experiments, in an effort to create a predictable process of generating a hardwood voice, from a soft wood. Last month’s flute and this instrument exceeded my expectations such that a third is not needed. The fetish in this case is supposed to be a swan, but it can be anything you want it to be.

I got a little carried away with stone work, and threw about 15 items into this project. They include Ethiopian fire opal, larimar, orange pearl, turquoise, spiny oyster, almandine garnet, moonstone, and two faceted African cognac diamonds about the size of flea eggs. Currently, these flutes are flying out of my shop at the blistering rate of about one a month. Covid Cooties are still with us, my brother in law just got it. Stay cautious.