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Puriri Love Flute - A minor

At a glance

  • Key: A minor pentatonic
  • Wood Types: Puriri
  • Includes: Free world-wide Postage, Lifetime guarantee, Protective case, Quickstart playing guide
  • Availability: Made to order (4-6 weeks)
  • Price: $680NZD
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Love Flutes are melodious and versatile. This striking flute features New Zealand’s prized and rare hardwood, Puriri, and produces a bold and sweet clear voice. This Puriri flute also features Rewarewa for the mouthpiece and totem.

About the wood

Puriri (Vitex lucens) is a beautiful spreading tree of New Zealand’s native bush and is found in coastal and lowland forests in the Northern half of the North Island. It’s a member of the Verbenaceae family so is related to teak. It can grow up to 20m high with a trunk of 1.5m encased in thick bark. As a flute wood, Puriri creates a very bright and clear tone, it’s vibrant and resonant and firm in the hand.

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. We’ve found this method the safest, to protect your Native American Flute, healthy for you and the environment.

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 tuning is very common on the Native American Flute.

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