Native American-style flute in F#
(F# octave 4 fundamental with F#5 higher “octave note” available).
Great sounding & performing flute + a phenomenal look (instead of one or the other)
Warbler! This flute warbles at the fundamental when you want it to! You can hear it oscillate slow, then fast, beginning at about 10 seconds into this Sound Clip of Ambrosia 1 F# Flute <–
The naturally-blue accent ring is crushed but 100% genuine stone azurite with malachite (naturally occurring together) which I stabilize in the ring with minimal, clear acrylic. You can see the individual pieces (crushed, not powdered).
This one is sealed and protected but not shiny. It is not unfinished wood that’s only oiled with simple flute wax (you can order it that way); this is more maintenance-free than that. It has had 2 outer and 3 inner sealing coats that sunk in — thin “drying oils” that were given time to harden in the wood (not on the wood) then topped with Odie’s Oil which makes a great flute wax (you can wax the flute, too, but don’t have to). This gives the wood a very natural “non-furniture” look but is not as dry, raw, or unprotected as flute oils/waxes that require constant re-application.
The tiny Ambrosia Beetle infests the hard maple and, before leaving after metamorphosis, transforms the grain with stunning colors. I plugged the beetles holes with crushed azurite and malachite (plugging irregularities in character wood using color instead of camo is a modern NAsF tradition you’ll see elsewhere).
You Will Not Be Disappointed!
We split the shipping cost — April 2022 or so USPS just raised prices on this length. Your minimal, $9.95 flat rate shipping fee is about half what it costs us, total, to buy and get the heavy-duty fiber-board shipping tube to you (which actually makes a viable storage/travel container, even kept and decorated by some resourceful customers).
I will not be able to continue selling flutes of this quality for this price — this is to get our name more out there.
Enjoy and God Be With You — Jeff & Tina Burris (Otter Lake Flutes)
This flute is tuned to the industry standard of A=440 at 72. All flutes change in pitch with temperature and no Native American style flutes (except a few rare, expensive, custom prototypes) can be re-tuned, so NAF’s are played solo or the others tune to it. This particular flute was not warmed up before tuning which means as it warms up it is actually more like A=440 at 76-78F instead of 72. While you’ll never hear this insignificant difference, it does mean it’s technically more in tune at the more common indoor temps in a lot of places. You’ll not even see minutia like this mentioned regarding flutes that don’t even pay any attention to this and are much further out in this manner. I take tuning seriously. Ultimately a good NAF is most in tune when the player is used to playing and using breath control. You can play my flutes much harder than some (no “blowing an eyelash off a baby’s cheek” required). Very controlled overblow.