We love wood. Its wondrous diversity of colors, patterns, scents and textures captures our senses. When a new piece of wood comes into the workshop we are like little kids on Christmas morning, unbearably excited to play with it, work, shape and finish it into a beautiful piece of art. We can't wait to hear its sweet voice. When the raw Quilted Maple that made these flutes came into the workshop we were especially jazzed because the wood looks plain and unassuming in its raw form, but we knew the treasures that were to come. Once finished the intricate grain patterns and lovely pearling colors of the Quilted Maple did not disappoint us, every flute we created with it has a rich, unique, special character and a sweet clear voice.
Being such a lovely wood we added the Quilted Maple flutes to our Nature's Art Signature Series. The design elements on the Nature's Art flutes are purposely kept to a minimum so that nature's creative artistry can be featured.
That said, we highly recommend displaying your flute on a flute stand. Not only will this show it off in your home, office, or wherever you play, having it in a visible location will inspire you to play more often.
Being a Signature Series flute, the Quilted Maple flute has wonderfully clear high notes and warm full low notes. Very little breath pressure is needed to play it. This feature allows more control of the notes and playing techniques. It has a strong voice and is extremely responsive, giving the player an intimate connection with each note.It is hand polished to a fine finish with several layers of non-toxic oils.
The flute is tuned in the key of "E" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "G".
More About Signature Series Flutes:
We continually strive to improve our flute designs and to craft instruments that are responsive, have superior tonal quality and exceptional amplitude. In this ongoing quest we developed a new airflow combination that minimizes the amount of turbulence going through the flute. Utilizing this new airflow design we created the High Spirits Signature Series. Signature Series flutes have a broad, balanced voice that expresses warm low notes, and clean clear high notes. These flutes require very little breath pressure, allowing for better control over the notes and a wider range of playing styles.