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Black Walnut Owl Drone - G minor

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  • Key: G minor pentatonic
  • Wood Types: Black Walnut
  • Includes: Free world-wide Postage, Lifetime guarantee, Quickstart playing guide, Protective case
  • Availability: 156
  • Price: $1,200NZD
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The Black Walnut Hijaz Drone Flute is available in A minor, G minor, F# minor, or F minor pentatonic. It has a unique hand carved Owl, with two Amethyst stone eyes set in.

Drone Flutes are dual chambered flutes, playing a drone through the left chamber, and melodic playing on the right. This style of flute originates from the Mayan and Teotihuacan cultures, where it was commonly crafted from clay and played by villagers and priests. It has been adapted into a wooden flute that combines the traditional Mayan dual chambered clay flute, with the totem and slow air chamber from the modern Native American Style Flute.

The left hand chamber, known as the drone, plays the fundamental, or root note, which is determined by the flute’s ‘key’. Numerous scales are playable on this flute, including the minor pentatonic scale, jazz scale, major scale, and gypsy scale.

About the wood
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.

About the stone
A variety of stones can be chosen for these flutes and set into the flute body and or the totem. In the example shown we have used Amethyst.

About the finish
All flutes are finished with a completely natural and chemical free wood oil, from plant oils and tree resins, 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.

Made to order flutes
If you’ve chosen to have your flute crafted to order, please allow up to 4 weeks for Todd to finish and have your flute ready for posting. To proceed with this order, please click the Inquire about this flute link below…

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