This Taraire Flute is exceptional, at first glance its gorgeous, and it is quite obvious to me its been crafted by someone who takes a massive amount of pride in their work combined with a high level of skill, to create something truly unique, it has such a soft mellow haunting sound that is so relaxing, and invites you to relax, take your time and grow with it at your own pace. As you hold it, you can’t help but admire the look and feel of the wood and consider for a moment you are holding a unique instrument that is made of wood from a tree that is found no where else in the world apart from the upper North Island of New Zealand, not only that but the tree that my absolute favourite bird the Kereru eats its fruit from, couldn’t be a better match, look forward to dealing with Todd again, I’d recommend his flutes to anyone in a heartbeat.