Most of the bark has been
left on this 6 holed unsplit English Walnut branch flute, except where
sound chamber walls
were thinned down at the tone holes, creating a nice
contrast with the
exposed and finely finished grain. The flute is concert tuned,
plays the pentatonic minor modes 1 & 4 as well as the Gypsy
Scale. Three in tune, upper octave notes are playable on this
flute, G, A and B.
Turquoise stone has been inlaid down the right side of the flute in the
crevices of the bark,
contributing color and an impression of
blue lichen growing on the
shady side of the branch. The left side and back of the flute
retain their natural rough bark
with even a few small patches of green moss preserved. American
bison lacing with turquiose
beads holds the bird to the nest.
The flute measures 22 1/8" in
length and the
was gathered from a wild grove of English Walnut trees that grow along
San Marcos Creek in San Diego County, CA.
price includes tax and
"How to Play and Care For Your Dryad Flute" booklet
and a nice fleece, drawstring flute bag.
Marsh Under the Oaks