This flute has a 1-inch (2.5 cm) diameter bore and is finely crafted from aromatic cedar. We hand polish 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.
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 Migration Signature Flute design in each of the keys it is offered in.
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 major". Because it is a chromatic instrument these flutes have the ability to play many other scales, which are included in the FREE instruction booklet that comes with these flutes. The flute is accurately tuned so it can easily be accompanied by other instruments.
The inlaid turquoise cabochons reflect the Native American cultural view that turquoise, like all things in nature, has life. It possesses the power of positive healing energy, an aid in mental functions, communications and expression as well as providing protection and comfort.
The original inspiration for this design was from the Sandhill Cranes that migrate by their thousands to Southern Arizona. During the Arizona winter season the Sandhill Cranes come South to enjoy the temperate climate here. After Zach's enthusiastic outing to visit the Cranes, Odell followed suit. The vision of witnessing several hundred large birds flying and grazing was so awe inspiring that Odell and Zach collaborated and put their design skills together to create the Migration Signature Flute. We honor these winged friends that return to bless us with their presence each year.
This wooden flute is 25 inches (63 cm) long.