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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.

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.

NEW! Bocote Quena, Key of G

$320.00

Bocote 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! Bocote Quena, Key of G

$320.00

Bocote 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! Curly Maple Quena, Key of G

$300.00

Curly Maple (lightly stained) 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! Roasted Curly Maple Quena, Key of G

$320.00

Roasted Curly Maple Quena, Key of G. The roasting process imparts a natural, caramel color to the wood! Gorgeous! 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.

Curly Douglas Fir rim blown flute, Key of F# (for right handed player)

$400.00

Stunning and rare Curly Douglas Fir rim-blown flute, Key of F# (pentatonic major scale). This is the same flute as the Basketmaker, only without a thumb hole (which is very tricky on a flute this big). This is the flute that Scott August plays in his amazing piece “Quiet Journey” which you can see below.

PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE ORDERING. This flute is not covered by my normal return policy. This is a very large flute and at least half of the players who try it cannot reach the finger holes comfortably. I will provide you detailed information to help you determine if you can play it, but once it is determined that you can reach the flute I will only consider a return on a case-by-case basis. I’m sorry to be so strict about this, but this has been a problem in the past and has obliged me to alter my policy. I get a lot of requests for this flute, but be forewarned that it is a stretch, even for tall players.

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

$500.00

Bocote wood Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D. Weight: 410 grams

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

Cherry Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D

$500.00

Stabilized Cherry Wood shakuhachi, 1.8, Key of D. Weight: 370 grams

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.

Curly Douglas Fir Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D

$550.00

Stunning and rare Curly Douglas Fir Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D. NOTE: On some pieces of Curly Douglas Fir, the dense figure creates fissures in the wood that are sometimes visible in places on the finished instrument (as a result of the dye showing them up). This does not weaken or compromise the flute–the wood has been through a vacuum resin infusion process and any visible fissures have been completely stabilized. Weight: 320 grams

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.

Curly Maple Shakuhachi (Faux bamboo), 1.8 Key of D

$525.00

This is an unusual piece of curly maple that had some cool grain variations that made me want to dye it to make one of my “faux bamboo” shakuhachi! Gorgeous and eye-catching result! 1.8, Key of D. Weight: 264 grams

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.

Curly Maple Shakuhachi (Faux bamboo), 1.8 Key of D

$525.00

This is an unusual piece of curly maple that had some cool grain variations that made me want to dye it to make one of my “faux bamboo” shakuhachi! Gorgeous and eye-catching result! 1.8, Key of D. Weight: 264 grams

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.

Granadillo Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D

$500.00

Lustrous Granadillo wood shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D. Weight: 410 grams

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 (updated design) Curly Black Walnut, key of D with tuning slide

$499.00

Beautiful Curly Black Walnut Essential Flute in the 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. The newest version of the Essential Flute features additional enhancements for improved performance and continuity of tone. You can read about it HERE. This is a new tunable option that is now available on all Essential Flutes. The tuning slide allows pitch adjustments to make ensemble playing easier.

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 (updated design), 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. The newest version of the Essential Flute features additional enhancements for improved performance and continuity of tone. You can read about it HERE.

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 (updated design), 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. The newest version of the Essential Flute features additional enhancements for improved performance and continuity of tone. You can read about it HERE.

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 (updated design), 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 newest version of the Essential Flute features additional enhancements for improved performance and continuity of tone. You can read about it HERE.

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.

Cumberland/Honey Ebonite Xiao, 3-piece, key of B

$1,285.00

Stunning Cumberland Honey Ebonite! 3-piece flute with tuning slide, Key of B (tonic E).

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.

Sound sample coming soon!

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.

Curly Maple "Mystic Blue" xiao, key of C (tonic F)

$550.00

Beautiful “Mystic Blue” Curly Maple xiao, key of C (tonic F). 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

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

Roasted Curly Maple Xiao, Key of D (tonic G)

$550.00

Gorgeous Roasted Curly Maple xiao, Key of D (tonic G). Roasting gives a natural, caramel color to the wood and makes it very stable as well.

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 D/G!