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Cherry Bansuri, Key of G (tonic C)

$350.00

Cherry wood bansuri, Key of G, Tonic C. The smallest bansuri I make, this is a good choice for beginners who might have trouble with the reach on a larger bansuri.

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 Joshua Geisler demonstrate the C/G bansuri below.

Curly Black Walnut Bansuri, Key of E (tonic A)

$350.00

Gorgeous bansuri from a piece of highly figured black walnut. African blackwood lip plate. Key of E (tonic A).

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 amazing Joshua Geisler demonstrating the E/A bansuri.

NEW! Curly Douglas Fir Optimized Chinese Dizi, Key of D

$825.00

Gorgeous Curly Douglas Fir Dizi, key of D. Comes with dimo membrane and adhesive.

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! Curly Maple Optimized Chinese Dizi, Key of D

$800.00

Luthier grade Curly Maple Dizi, Key of D. Comes with membrane material and adhesive.

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 world flute virtuoso Ron Korb performing his track “Ancient China” on the optimized dizi.

NEW! Roasted Curly Maple Optimized Chinese Dizi, Key of D

$825.00

Beautiful Roasted Curly Maple Dizi, Key of D. Comes with membrane material and adhesive.

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 world flute virtuoso Ron Korb performing his track “Ancient China” on the optimized dizi.

NEW! Sunset Ebonite Optimized Chinese Dizi, Key of D

$1,100.00

Unique “Suunset” ebonite Dizi, Key of D. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind ebonite formula (cannot be repeated). Comes with membrane material and adhesive.

Listen to world flute virtuoso Ron Korb performing his track “Ancient China” on the optimized dizi.

NEW! Black Walnut Quena, Key of G

$300.00

Black Walnut Quena, Key of G. Tapered bore for enhanced projection and superior tuning.

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! Black Walnut Quena, Key of G

$300.00

Black Walnut Quena, Key of G. Tapered bore for enhanced projection and superior tuning.

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.

Bocote Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D

$475.00

Bocote wood Shakuhachi. Players have different weight preferences for shakuhachi. Bocote is on the heavier end of the spectrum (approximately 15 oz.)

Listen to world flute master Peter Phippen improvise on Ellis shakuhachi below.

NEW! The Essential Flute, Bocote, Key of Eflat

$399.00

Essential Flute in visually striking Bocote, 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, Bubinga, Key of Eflat (Domestic sale only)

$399.00

Essential Flute in beautiful Bubinga, 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 CITIES restrictions, this flute is only available in 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, Cumberland Honey Ebonite, Key of D

$499.00

Visually stunning Essential Flute in D, made from Cumberland Honey 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.

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.

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!), and the finishing process is much more labor intensive than wood. The extra cost for materials and labor is reflected in the price of these flutes.

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

$399.00

Essential Flute in beautiful Curly Black Walnut, Key of Bflat. This flute is large and features ergonomic fingering for ease of play. See video demonstration below, courtesy of Blayne Chastain of The Irish Flute Store. 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

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

$399.00

Essential Flute in beautiful Curly 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, Curly Douglas Fir, Key of Eflat

$425.00

Essential Flute in rare and beautiful Curly Douglas Fir, 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, Roasted Curly Maple, Key of C

$399.00

Essential Flute in Roasted Curly Maple, key of C. The roasting of the maple stabilized the wood and creates the beautiful, caramel coloring! 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.

Curly Black Walnut Xiao, Key of D/G

$850.00

Lovely Curly Black Walnut Xiao, Key of D/G with nickel silver tenons and tuning slide, black ebonite mouthpiece.

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.

Redwood Burl cast-bore xiao, Key of D/G

$1,450.00

Rare and beautiful lace redwood burl, resin stabilized and created with a cast bore of epoxy and graphite to give it strength and stability (redwood burl is normally a fragile wood). Black ebonite bore rings and mouthpiece and nickel silver tenons and tuning slide. Cast bore flutes make it possible to use unusual and beautiful woods such as burl or curly softwoods that otherwise would not be strong enough. Lace burl of this quality is uncommon.

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.