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These flutes are called 'BirdHead' flutes due to the fact
that they bear the effigy of a bird or loon on the end of the flute.
This in no way changes the beautiful sound of the flute.
BirdHead flutes come in all tone ranges, from High, Mid to Bass.
My beautifully crafted flutes are created specifically
to achieve a concert and recording quality instrument.
Over 80% of all my flutes created have a natural warble.
I have recently been cited in and interviewed for one of the
best known Native American flute books (Flute Magic:
An Introduction to the Native American Flute
by Tim "WindWalker" Crawford - Appendix I,
3rd edition) on the subject of the warble.
The wood is individually selected for it's natural
character, as well as the quality of the tone desired.
I keep traditional characteristics in my craft and
'burn in' the finger holes and sound windows with metal rods.
As a musician it is important that my flutes are carefully
tuned to a traditional minor pentatonic scale.
A customized instrument, as well as a special
style tuning can also be achieved as a special order.
Each flute is individually fashioned by hand and protected
by an all natural sealer/hardener dipping solution,
then waxed to guard the quality and beauty of the wood.
All bird flutes are 1/2", 3/4", 7/8", 1 1/8" & 1 1/4" bore,
depending on the model of flute, split cased construction,
4, 5 or 6 (unless otherwise specified)
holed and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument.
Used by musicians and amateurs alike, these flutes can be played
simply and with ease. Each flute is unconditionally guaranteed
against cracking and separation due to craftsmanship.
Click on the flute photographs to view a larger image & description.
Click on the 'Flute clips' image below and hear the different
tones available. Click on the 'Flute totems' image below to see
the various totems/birds/blocks available.

Michael Searching Bear


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