At a glance
- Wood Types: Western Red Cedar
- Includes: Protective case, Lifetime guarantee, Free world-wide Postage
- Availability: 157
- Available Keys: G minor, F# minor, A minor
- Price: From: $680NZD
Love Flutes are melodious and versatile. This is a love flute that is commonly played, and crafted in a range of keys (A, G, & F# minor pentatonic). You can select the key you would like above the Add To Cart button, or when you Inquire about this flute. View the product videos to the right using the playlist selector, top left of the YouTube video screen.
About the wood
Western Red Cedar is the quintessential Native American love flute wood. Very light to hold, this flute-wood produces a classic warm, rich and resonant tone. Being a softwood, it is very absorbent which helps in reducing moisture buildup within the flute while playing. It is typically a light brown colour with a sweet woody aroma under the nose. Traditionally known as the “long life maker” or “tree of life”, Western Red Cedar is native to the American Pacific North West, and to this day has extensive applications among First Nation peoples.
The Western Red Cedar Love Flute features Black Maire, on the mouthpiece, for added durability, and on the totem as a feature wood. The bottom section of the totem is Western Red Cedar, to assist with moisture absorbency.
About the stone
In the Western Red Cedar Love Flute range, turquoise is set into the totem as well as into the flute (between the Black Maire mouthpiece and flute body). Turquoise is a sacred stone used for centuries by Native American peoples in all healing work. This is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquility. Southern Cross Flutes uses only natural undyed turquoise.
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.
Made to order flutes
If you’ve chosen to have your love 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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