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Bansuri, Curly Maple, Key of E (tonic A). For domestic sale only*

$299.00

Curly Maple (dyed) with African Blackwood lip plate.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes

Listen below to the incomparable Joshua Geisler demonstrate a raga on an Ellis bansuri in E.

The African blackwood lip plate on these flutes is a rosewood and therefore falls under the CITIES index. Future bansuri will be made with polished black ebonite (natural hard rubber) lip plates.

Black Walnut Mojave 6, Key of B (for right-handed player)

$275.00

Black Walnut Mojave 6, Key of B for right handed player. The Mojave 6 is a minor tuning, unlike the Basketmaker flutes.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

Cherry Basketmaker, Key of Bflat (for right handed player)

$275.00

Cherry Basketmaker flute, Key of Bflat for right-handed player.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

Sorry–the sound sample is in the key of A! At this time we only have a demonstration of the 7-hole basketmaker in this key, but it will give you an idea of the range of the instrument. Key of Bflat is only a half-step higher in pitch.

Paulownia Wood Basketmaker, Key of A (for right-handed player). Ultra light-weight!

$275.00

Paulownia Wood Basketmaker for right-handed player. This extraordinary wood is the lightest flute making wood I’ve ever encountered. Sought after for making wooden boats due to it’s strength and low density, it will blow your mind! It’s like playing a tube made from air. For any players who have issues with arthritis or just simply practice fatigue–this flute weighs next to nothing and has a huge sound. Normally a nearly white colored wood, it has been stained a rich, handsome brown.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Black Walnut, Key of Eflat

$399.00

Essential Flute in beautiful black walnut, key of Eflat. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes

Listen to the amazing Blayne Chastain demonstrate the flute in the sound sample below.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Black Walnut, Key of Eflat

$399.00

Essential Flute in beautiful black walnut, key of Eflat. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes

Listen to the amazing Blayne Chastain demonstrate the flute in the sound sample below.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Cherry, Key of D

$399.00

Beautiful Cherry Wood, Key of D. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

The finger hole spacing on the D tuning may not be as comfortable for players with smaller hands, in which case I’d recommend the key of Eflat or F.

*For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes *

Listen to the amazing Blayne Chastain demonstrate the flute in the sound sample below.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Cocobolo, Key of C (Domestic sale only)

$399.00

Essential Flute in Cocobolo, key of C. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player. Due to current CITIES regulations on this wood, it is only available for shipment within the U.S.

The finger hole spacing on the C tuning is may not be suitable for players with smaller hands. In which case I’d recommend the keys of D, Eflat or F.

*For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes * Sound sample is a C flute being played in the score to the EllisFlutes micro-documentary by Blayne Chastian.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Cocobolo, Key of C (Domestic sale only)

$399.00

Essential Flute in Cocobolo, key of C. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player. Due to cocobolo being a CITIES restricted wood, sales are limited to the U.S.

The finger hole spacing on the C tuning is may not be suitable for players with smaller hands. In which case I’d recommend the keys of D, Eflat or F.

*For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes * Sound sample is a C flute being played in the score to the EllisFlutes micro-documentary by Blayne Chastian.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Cocobolo, Key of Eflat(Domestic sale only)

$399.00

Essential Flute in Cocobolo, key of Eflat. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player. Due to cocobolo being a CITIES restricted wood, sales are limited to the U.S.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes

Listen to the amazing Blayne Chastain demonstrate the flute in the sound sample below.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Curly Black Walnut, Key of D

$399.00

Gorgeous Curly Black Walnut Essential Flute in D. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

The finger hole spacing on the D tuning may not be as comfortable for players with smaller hands, in which case I’d recommend the key of Eflat or F.

Listen to the amazing Blayne Chastain demonstrate the flute in the sound sample below.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Granadillo, Key of C

$399.00

Essential Flute in Granadillo, key of C. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

The finger hole spacing on the C tuning is may not be suitable for players with smaller hands. In which case I’d recommend the keys of D, Eflat or F.

*For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes * Sound sample is a C flute being played in the score to the EllisFlutes micro-documentary by Blayne Chastian.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Roasted Curly Maple, Key of C

$399.00

Essential Flute in lightly roasted Curly Maple, key of C. The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

The finger hole spacing on the C tuning is may not be suitable for players with smaller hands. In which case I’d recommend the keys of D, Eflat or F.

*For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes * Sound sample is a C flute being played in the score to the EllisFlutes micro-documentary by Blayne Chastian.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Smokey Ebonite, Key of Eflat

$499.00

Visually stunning Essential Flute in Eflat, made from Smokey ebonite (see comments below). The Essential Flute is ideal for both Celtic music and World music of all kinds. Diatonic major tuning. Featuring a tapered head bore for improved intonation and projection. Ergonomic embouchure hole placement for right-handed player.

Listen to the amazing Blayne Chastain demonstrate the flute in the sound sample below.

For players unfamiliar with ebonite, I strongly encourage you to read my blog entry on the subject. It is a truly amazing material for woodwinds of all kinds, and it is all-natural (not plastic or synthetic). Waterproof, stable and demonstrating superior acoustic properties.

Making ebonite is as much art as science, and colored ebonite is very expensive (but worth it!). My cost for materials for a flute of this size is $100 per piece, so the price of the flute reflects this.

3-piece xiao, Curly Black Walnut, Key of D (tonic G)

$795.00

Curly Black Walnut sectional xiao, Key of D (tonic G). Featuring a nickel silver tuning slide and Delrin mouthpiece and reinforcing bore rings at the joints.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

Listen below to Scott August demonstrating a xiao in D.

3-piece xiao, Curly Douglas Fir, Key of D (tonic G)

$825.00

Curly Douglas Fir sectional xiao, Key of D (tonic G). Featuring a nickel silver tuning slide and Delrin mouthpiece and reinforcing bore rings at the joints.This is a very rare wood and the last time I saw any was in 2007. I recently acquired a very few boards of this beautiful wood and will be using it for some select flutes while supplies last. When it’s gone, it’s gone!

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

Listen below to Scott August demonstrating a xiao in D.

3-piece xiao, Curly Maple, Key of D (tonic G)

$795.00

Curly Maple sectional xiao, Key of D (tonic G). Featuring a nickel silver tuning slide and Delrin mouthpiece and reinforcing bore rings at the joints.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

Listen below to Scott August demonstrating a xiao in D.

Curly Black Walnut Xiao, Key of C (tonic F)

$475.00

Curly Black Walnut Xiao, Key of C (tonic F) with Delrin mouthpiece for strenght and stability.

For all wooden flutes, I recommend one of my Flute Care Kits. They are only available as an add-on purchase at the time of checkout (after you have pressed the “Add to cart” button you will see the option for the care kit right along side and you have to select it from the menu). The care kit includes the recommended wax, fine steel wool and instructions for maintaining the finish on your flute. Not for use on ebonite flutes.

Enjoy the talented Scott August performing an original composition on one of my xiao in C/F!