With this California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) unsplit branch flute, the north end is more ofprice includes U.S. shipping cost,
a natural looking branch with the bark left on, morphing to the look of a finely finished flute at the
tone holes on down. Measuring 19 1/2" in length and concert tuned to an A minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4,
it plays the gypsy scale as well as 3 upper octave notes. Crushed malachite has been inlaid in all the knots,
elk lacing with malachite and horn bone beads holding the bird to the nest. California Bay Laurel is also known
as Oregon Myrtlewood. It is valued by woodworkers for its beauty and the variety of figuring and coloring
in its wood. It is considered a tonewood by luthiers for its ability to reflect the sound wave without deadening
the tone. Traditional native use of California Bay Laurel uses it to help people adjust to the changing seasons and
to the changes of life, helping to enhance immunity to colds and flus. The branch for this flute was gathered at
the beautiful Descanso Gardens, where it was rescued from the branch pile and the steal jaws of the wood chipper.
"How to Play and Care For Your Dryad Flute" booklet,
a lined felt drawstring flute bag and a quality guarantee.
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