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A popular addition to my line of different wood combination flutes is this lovely Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart flute. I have this flute available in the keys of F#m & Em. The maple gives a rich, warm, clean tone with none of the windy, edgy overtones. The main body of the flute is constructed of Tiger Maple. The bands are of Bubinga, (an African Rosewood), separated by smaller bands of Purple Heart. The bird is of Big Leaf Maple Burl. I have finished this flute with a rich, clear polyurethane to bring out the stunning beauty of the woods and provide this instrument with the best protection from dings, UV rays and moisture. I've inlaid Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabs around the flute on the bands to represent the four directions as well as cabs along the top. This flute is not only a showpiece to look at, but is a fine musical instrument. I am confident that the owner of this flute will not only be proud to show it off, but the warm, rich tone and precise tuning will make it a real a real audience pleaser as well. The flute that you will receive is very similar to the one pictured below. All the inlays and different woods are the same. Coloration and figure will vary somewhat from the photo, however the flute you will receive will be of the same design.

To hear this flute in F#m, click here. To hear it in Em click here. (MP3 Files)

 Click on the flute below to hear it in F#m.



Click on the flute below to hear it in Em.

Purchase the Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flute in F#m$449.00.00 Available by special order. Work commences after receiving order.
Purchase the Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flute in Em$449.00.00 Available by special order. Work commences after receiving order (Not for beginners or small hands).

An unsolicited testimonial from a happy owner of a Tiger/Bubinga/Purple Heart F# flute in Australia... (Thanks Paul!)

Hi Richard

Thanks so much for the tiger maple/bubinga flute ... it is just totally
amazing in every way.  I was taken back by how beautiful it was and the
sound is so hauntingly charismatic.  You have such a gift in your flute
making and playing and I am honoured to be able to play and perform with
this instrument.  Everyone one who I get to show it to gasps when they see
and hear it!!  It will certainly mean a lot to me as I already am delighting
in making music with it.

I hope things are really going well in Taos....it must be a very special
experience indeed to be there in such a special place as well as the
experience of living an Earthship.  I am sure the others around you are
appreciate the gifts you have to offer.

 Playing your flute will only add to the joy the I get out of life.

Thanks again and God Bless
I'll stay in touch

Paul Raven

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