Coast Redwood Branch Flute in Bm

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Coast Redwood Branch Flute in Bm from Dryad Flutes





Coast Redwood Branch Flute in Bm from Dryad Flutes









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   Measuring 17 3/4" in length, with four tuning holes, this unsplit Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens ) branch flute is tuned and voiced to a clear, bright and warm Bm modes 1&4 pentatonic scales, playing 3 upper octave notes as well as the gypsy scale.  Much of the characteristic red bark has been left on, contrasting nicely with the exposed, finely finished lighter colored sapwood.  To insure the bark's continued adhearance to the wood, it has been well sealed with a non-toxic finish.  All knot holes have been inlaid with crushed malachite stone.  Deer lacing with malachite and brass beads holds the bird to the nest.  To aid against wet-out (the build-up of breath condensation in the air chamber that can clog up the windway), the bird has been fitted with a redwood heartwood shoe and a drain hole has been designed into the air chamber, covered by the lacing. 


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