The Woodpecker plays a major role in the legend of the Native Flute in the western United States. This flute has been the mascot for High Spirits Flutes since the very beginning when we originally first started making flutes in 1990; the Woodpecker was the first Bird Head Flute we created.
The flute's body is handcrafted from Ebonized Walnut and inlaid with Turquoise cabochons. The hand-sculpted bird head is treated with a transparent dye, enhancing the natural wood grain. They are an elegant functional art sculpture and the precision tuning ensures that each flute meets the needs of a professional musician or a fist time player.
Ebonizing is a process used in the early 1900s. Even though the ebony wood was already rare and costly, ebony furniture was popular at that time. To compensate for that, wood workers developed a dyeing process called ebonizing. Unlike a stain, the dyeing process penetrates the wood fiber deeply. Walnut is ideal for this process because it has a dark brown grain that streaks through the black dye giving it a similar look to ebony. We have found that this process can enhance the sound quality of the wood.
Our Signature Series flutes combine artistry and functionality, as beautiful objects and musical instruments. These flutes have a unique design that provides exceptional responsiveness, player-control, and amplification through superior airflow, making them ideal for concert performances, experienced players, and professional musicians, and any genre of music.
Being tuned in the key of "G" minor; it can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "A♯". This flute is 27 inches (68.5 cm) long with a 1-inch (2.5 cm) bore diameter