Here at the tail end of the Covid Collection, I have a G#m flute built from Mesquite. Also known as the “Trash Tree of Texas”, it is living proof that Mother Nature has a sense of humor. Not being a sought after wood variety for Native American style flutes, This material’s greatest contribution to mankind is probably it’s willingness to become…..charcoal. That being said, it is nevertheless a little screamer, as flutes in that key tend to be. Additional materials include Mexican cocobolo, twice dyed box elder burl, Battle Mt. NV turquoise, spiny oyster, labradorite, and removable, slide off wrap of Western diamondback rattlesnake skin. The skin was harvested from the Spike Box ranch outside Benjamin TX and I tanned and dyed it to try and maintain the color scheme of the instrument, and basically just to see what would happen. Stay well, and play nice.