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Salvaged Old Growth Redwood Bansuri, Key of B (tonic E)

$350.00

Salvaged Old Growth Redwood, featuring an African blackwood lip plate. Key of B, tonic E. Redwood is a very soft and lightweight wood! It is wonderfully resonant to play, but it is not as robust as a hardwood, so handle appropriately.

NOTE: This is the largest bansuri that I make, and for those who are familiar with this tuning you will know that these require quite a reach. Not recommended for beginners or players with smaller hands. If you have any doubts about the reach, contact me to discuss before purchase.

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 B/E 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.

Ellis-Korb headjoint for silver Boehm flute, Cumberland ebonite

$1,500.00

Ellis-Korb headjoint for Boehm flute, Cumberland Ebonite with threaded tenon for precision fit to your silver flute. Sterling silver bore rings, classic embouchure cut. Waterproof, beautiful and spectacularly resonant, with superior projection and articulation, specially designed to bring easier access to your third octave notes.

The Ellis-Korb headjoint, in both wood and ebonite, is thin-walled and elegant, and blends well with the natural lines of the flute. Too many of the wooden headjoints that are available tend to be very clunky (they look a bit like a log attached to the head of the flute!) but the delicate profile of the Ellis-Korb headjoint looks and feels like a natural extension of the Boehm flute.

Headjoint ships with a selection of different sized tenons, all threaded to fit the headjoint. Player selects the tenon that best fits their flute and returns the extra tenons in a pre-paid shipping container. Ensures that this headjoint will fit your flute, regardless of make and model.

Briar Ebonite Quena, Key of G

$400.00

Briar Ebonite Quena, Key of G, Tapered bore for enhanced projection and superior tuning.

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.

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Briar Ebonite Quena, Key of G

$400.00

Briar Ebonite Quena, Key of G, Tapered bore for enhanced projection and superior tuning.

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.

Sorry, no sound sample yet!

Green Ebonite Quena, Key of G

$400.00

Green Ebonite, Key of G, Tapered bore for enhanced projection and superior tuning.

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! 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! 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.

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 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.

Listen to the incomparable Zac Zinger perfrom the traditional Kinko style honkyoku piece “Takiochi”!

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.

Listen to the incomparable Zac Zinger perfrom the traditional Kinko style honkyoku piece “Takiochi”!

Green Ebonite Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D

$1,100.00

Glorious green ebonite shakuhachi! 1.8, Key of D. Weight: 450grams (16 oz.). 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.

Listen to the incomparable Zac Zinger perfrom the traditional Kinko style honkyoku piece “Takiochi”!

Pacific Quilted Maple Shakuhachi, 1.8 Key of D

$525.00

Pacific Quilted Maple, a lovely and unusual wood local to the Northwest, stained to bring out the unique grain pattern. 1.8 Key of D. Weight: 240 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.

Listen to the incomparable Zac Zinger perfrom the traditional Kinko style honkyoku piece “Takiochi”!

NEW! The Essential Flute (updated design), Bocote, key of D

$399.00

Stunning Bocote 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 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.

NEW! The Essential Flute (updated design), Curly Black Walnut, key of F

$399.00

Beautiful Curly Black Walnut, Key of F. 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.

Blayne Chastain of The Irish Flute Store gives a guided tour of all of the Essential Flutes (including a demo of the F flute).

Cumberland Ebonite 3-Piece Xiao, Key of D (tonic G)

$1,250.00

A feast for the eyes and ears! Gorgeous Cumberland ebonite xiao in the key of D (tonic G), featuring nickel silver tuning slide and tenons.

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.

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