Some of the bark that gives it it's name has been left on this unsplit Ironbark Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tricarpa) branch flute, contrasting nicely with the exposed and finely finished wood grain. Small knots and a thin area at the foot of the flute have been inlaid with crushed malachite stone. Measuring 15" in length, it is tuned to a high d minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4, with a sweet, bright and very stable voice, also playing the Gypsy scale as well as 3 upper octave notes. Deer lacing with malachite and horn bone beads holds the bird to the nest, the bird fitted with a redwood heartwood shoe to aid against wetout. The branch for this flute
was sustainably gathered, with love, respect and gratitude, along San Marcos Creek,
in San Diego County, CA amongst a wild grove of Eucalyptus trees.
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