This Signature Flute has wonderfully clear high notes and warm full low notes. Very little breath is needed to play the flute allowing easy control over the notes and playing techniques. It has strong amplitude and is very responsive giving the player an intimate feel for the notes being played. We have committed to making only one hundred of this Looking Wolf Signature Flute design in the key of "F#".
This flute features a double layered fetish, Mother-of-Pearl inlaid cabochons, which symbolize the moon, and it is engraved with howling wolf silhouettes and paw prints.
The flute is tuned in the key of "F#" minor and can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "A". It is crafted from Aromatic cedar and hand polished to a fine finish with several layers of non-toxic oils. Aromatic cedar is an exceptional tonal wood giving the flute voice a fine balance between clarity and warmth. The flute is accurately tuned so it can easily be accompanied by other instruments.
When Odell decided to create the Signature Flute Series he asked Jan Looking Wolf for his advice and input to craft the very best flutes possible. Jan is a four-time NAMMY award winning musician, including "Artist of the Year," and created the ONE HEART project which shares Native American traditional music with students all around the world. In addition, he has released 18 CD projects that have also helped to spread the magic of the Native American Flute internationally.
The end result of this collaboration was so appealing that Jan worked with Odell to create his own custom Signature Series flute: The Looking Wolf, which represents his artistic vision, and is engraved with Jan's signature on the underside of the flute.
This wooden flute is 22.25 inches (56 cm) long.