The High Spirits Red Tail Hawk in the key of "G" minor has a soothing, melodic voice. Because it is deeper in tone than the Sparrow Hawk "A", first time players are often attracted to this key.
The body of the flute is created from madrone and the fetish is crafted from black walnut. Both are domestic hardwoods. The flute is sealed with non-toxic oils that give it a beautiful finish and add to its clear, bright voice, especially on the high notes. An added advantage of hardwood flutes is that they are durable which makes them ideal for traveling or outdoor activities like hiking and backpacking.
It is a 6-hole flute but we cover the 3rd hole down from the top of the flute (known as the 6th hole) with a removable leather tie to give you the option of playing it as a 6-hole flute (easier for beginners) or a 5-hole flute.
Because of its range of notes this flute can also play a relative major diatonic scale in the key of "A#"/"Bb".
This flute is best for those with medium to larger hands.It is 23.5 inches (60 cm) long.