At a glance
- Availability: Made to order (2 weeks)
- Key: F# minor pentatonic
- Wood Types: Black Walnut
- Includes: Protective case, Lifetime guarantee, Free Word-wide Postage
- Price: $550NZD
- Out of stock (0 available)
Black Walnut, as a flute-wood, has a voice that is bright, clear, and strong, due to the hardness of the wood. The wood colour is typically a swirling combination of browns and blacks. This is highly figured wood, with knot inclusions and other wild grain patterns. Black Walnut is native to America and is grown in New Zealand. The wood we use is hand selected and milled by a friend in Matamata, who reserves a special selection for Southern Cross Flutes.
About the stone
Turquoise is a sacred stone used for centuries by the Native American’s in all healing work. This is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquility. Southern Cross Flutes uses only natural undyed turquoise. In the Black Walnut Love Flutes range, this traditional stone is set into the flute in two places, with pyrogprahy marks around the stone representing the bright rays of the stars.
About the finish
All flutes are finished with a completely natural and chemical free wood oil, from plant oils and tree resins, produced by a local New Zealand company. This blend of ingredients protects and nourishes the flute, as well as showcasing the unique grain of the wood. The final touch is a good ol’ buff with Carnauba wax, which helps to wick away moisture from the air channel while creating a durable and lustrous finish.
About the tuning
The tuning of this flute makes it a highly versatile instrument. While it is precisely tune to the extended minor pentatonic scale, the playable range extends to one and a quarter octave, with a selection of up to 10 notes. Numerous scales are playable on this flute, including the minor pentatonic scale, jazz scale, major scale, and gypsy scale.
This flute harmonizes with:
- Forest Flute D minor, Love Flute E minor, Grandfather Flute D minor, Drone Flute A minor, Mayan Temple Flute E/B minor
- The Love Flutes will sound amazing accompanied with a Shamanic Hand Drum
Included with this flute
The Southern Cross Flutes Quick-Start Guidebook, and a cotton protective carry-bag with shoulder strap.
A note about Crafted For You Flutes
This flute is part of the Crafted For You Flutes range from Southern Cross Flutes. This means I’ll be making this flute especially for you, as it enables me to ensure you receive a flute of the highest quality. Allow three to four weeks for your flute to be completed and ready for postage. Refer to Shipping and Payment for more information.