Our Crow flute in the key of "G" minor is handcrafted from Ebonized domestic Walnut, a hardwood. The Crow has a very special musical tonal quality because of the Ebonize Walnut wood flute body.
The Crow flute goes through a time-consuming, multi-step process that involves being ebonized multiple times and then repeatedly sealed with coats of non-toxic oil, to create the final high-gloss look and finish along with an enhanced tonal voice.
The flute is then completed with decorative Turquoise cabochons to enhance the natural beauty of the instrument and adding to its character as both a musical instrument and a piece of functional artwork.
The flute is tuned in the key of "G" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "A#". This flute is 21.25 inches (54 cm) long.
More About Ebonized Walnut -
Ebonizing was a process used frequently in the early 20th century. It was invented to make furniture that looked similar to real Ebony wood without the actual cost of that rare and highly-prized wood. Unlike staining, ebonizing penetrates deep into the wood's fibers giving brown Walnut wood a similar look to that of black Ebony wood.
The Crow is a 6-hole flute. We cover the 3rd hole from the top (known as the 6th hole) with a leather tie, giving the option of playing it as a 5-hole flute, which tends to be easier for beginners.
Please note: The design of this flute has changed since the product photos were last updated. The turquoise inlays are now placed in between each fingering hole, and the engravings have changed as well. We'll update the photos soon, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions prior to ordering.