This is a 7 hole Extended Scale drone with the seventh hole being the thumb hole on the back of the flute. Included with the drone is a leather strap which you can use to cover the seventh thumb hole to play the flute as a standard 6 hole configuration.
Flute body is made of Padauk wood and the accents are of Sapele wood. Flute is finished with Lacquer and the inside of the sound chamber is left unsealed to preserve the natural resonance of wood. Padauk is a dense hardwood and it produces warm yet crisp and concentrated tone.
– Overall Length – 27 inches
– Bore Diameter – 1 inch
– From mouth end to the center of 6th hole – 11 and 3/4th inches
– From mouth end to the center of 1st hole – 18 and 1/2 inches
– Largest distance between playing holes (hole 3 to 2) is 1 and 3/8th inches
– Largest playing hole diameter is 3/8th of an inch
If the flute is on Backorder:
When the flute is on Backorder it simply means that I would have to build it for you. You can place your order as you would with the regular purchase, the only difference is that it would take me from 2-3 or 3-4 weeks to finish it and mail it to you, depending on the load of present orders. If you don’t mind waiting I would love to recreate the flute for you.
I will do my best to recreate the flute, depending on wood availability from my supplier and my “Cutoff Box” which is where I keep pieces of wood from other flute projects to add accents to new flute orders. If the wood of your choice for the accents is not available, I will let you know and suggest closest replacement in look and feel, to complement the overall look and color palette of the flute.