Some of the bark has been left on the underside of this very unique, unsplit Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) branch flute. Measuring 19 1/2" in length and concert tuned to G# minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4, it plays 2 upper octave notes as well as the gypsy scale. The exposed wood is finely finished, and the knots have been inlaid with crushed turquoise stone as have some of the bark crevices. Deer lacing with turquoise and brass beads holds the bird to the nest. This flute is a very rare bird! Most coast live oak branches that I come across are not straight enough to bore out using my unsplit method of making a branch flute. But I'm very happy when I do, as I love oak trees and enjoy the challenge of finding their voice. The tree that gave birth to this oak branch flute grows at the beautiful Descanso Gardens.
"How to Play and Care For Your Dryad Flute" booklet,
a lined felt drawstring flute bag and a quality guarantee.
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