Native American Style Flute 7 Hole Bass in the Key of G
This is a 7 hole Extended Scale drone with the seventh hole being the thumb hole on the back of the flute. To play the flute as a standard 6 hole configuration, keep the thumb hole covered.
The side-blown design allows the player to comfortably reach the holes. This otherwise advanced flutes, due to its size, can now be played by intermediate skill player and those with shorter arm reach. Please let me know whether you play with a left or right hand on the bottom of the flute as I would have to offset the holes accordingly.
Right handed flutes are available as of May 10, 2017
Flute body is made of Alaskan Yellow Cedar wood and the accents are of Sapele wood. Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a soft wood and is prized for its tonal quality. Having very tight growth rings as it is the slowest growing wood in the USA, it is used for guitar tops. It produces deep, warm, haunting yet clear tone.
Finish choices are Hand Rubbed Polyurethane or Penofin Verde oil which is water-resistant and as well mildew and ultraviolet resistant. This oil is harvested from the seeds of the rosewood tree in Northeastern Brazil. The trees are carefully preserved for the oil-rich seeds and are used as shade trees in coffee production. No trees are cut to obtain Brazilian Rosewood Oil. I have found Penofin to be amazing at protecting the flutes. If you like to able to feel the wood while playing this is a great finish to use as it soaks into the wood pores without creating a film over it.
– Overall Length – 34 inches
– Bore Diameter – 1 1/4 inches
– From mouth end to the center of 7th hole – 6 1/2 inches
– From mouth end to the center of 1st hole – 16 1/2 inches
– Largest distance between playing holes (hole 3 to 2) is 1 and 5/8th inches
– Largest playing hole diameter is 5/16th of an inch
Flute can be tuned to 440Hz or 432Hz
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.