Hi Todd, I would just like to tell you how much a like the beautiful golden Swamp Kauri flute (G) that was presented to me by my wife at the Voices of Sacred Earth festival. It was the first time I had played a Native American Flute but I quickly got used to the pentatonic scale which I really like for its simplicity, which combined with the wonderful sound of the flute, makes it the most enjoyable and easily accessible flute I ever had.
I almost always play by improvisation and with this flute its a real pleasure to play as it just seems to happens so effortlessly and harmoniously. I would say it is a great type of flute for beginners and advanced players alike.
Recently I played it at Tara Sanctuary in Coromandel where the sound was so fantastic.