This e-mail is long overdue. I got caught up in the holiday madness and I neglected to send you an e-mail soon after the arrival of my Bubinga Drone in E minor.
Richard, wow! Thank you! I need to tell you that when I received the Bubinga Drone in E minor, I was speechless. The flute is everything I expected and more. In a word, the drone is AWESOME! (Actually, I have a lot more words I could use, too, but they're all synonymous with the word awesome.) After the mail carrier handed me the package and I signed for it, I ran inside like a little kid with a big ol' smile on my face. After opening the package I held the instrument in my hand, inspected it, and said aloud to no one in particular (I was home alone), "This is AWESOME!" Then I played it for who-knows-how-long, shook out the condensation, and then played it some more. Later that night, about 10:00 PM, my wife finally had to tell me, "OK, that's enough for today. You can play it some more tomorrow."
Richard, please feel free to include this message in your Testimonials page if you wish. I am not shy about saying how pleased I am with each of the flutes I have purchased from you. Not to mention, thanks for your outstanding customer service. I know I called you a few times with my "Is it ready yet?" phone calls and you were always patient with your replies. You can bet I'll be ordering from you again in the near future.
Los Angeles, CA
Hi Richard I just received my new flute from you an I could not contain my self as I rip away at the box. But when I did get it open an took out that magnificent work of art I was just stunned! The pictures on your web sight of this flute just did not do it justice. It took me some time just looking at it an admiring it's beauty. Just holding it in my hand an feeling the weight of it let me know that I was holding something very special. Then I began to play on it an the sound was so beautiful an sweet to the ears. An this flute really responded to my every movement of my fingers like a fine tuned race car! Man Richard you out did your self on this flute an I'm extremely happy that I'm the one who owns it now. You live up to your title of master flute maker! I can't wait to play the bear in Dm the second flute I purchase from you. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a well made top of the line flute to look no further than Richard Maynard ( Laughing Crow ) Thank you so very much
Free Native American Flute Accompaniment Tracks W/Flute Purchase! A $5.99 value. (Download only.) Percussion Accompaniment tracks for the Native American flute (or any other instrument for that matter) high quality and appropriate accompaniments by Laughing Crow, produced here at Kokopellistudio.com for the Native American Flute by yours truly. These accompaniments are not key specific and work for any flute or other instrument. (2 cool new tracks added 3/22/2010) You can hear samples of the accompaniments for your Indian Flute in my download shop here. Each piece has a two bar count-in with a four bar intro and is arranged in various numbers of 8 bar segments with an ending. The tempos range from 70 bpm to 110 bpm. They're all easy to follow and add something relevant to play along with. Receive links to download these 6 professional quality percussion accompaniments with each flute purchased Laughing Crow Flutes. This offer is for a limited time. The links for these accompaniments which run approximately 3 to 6 1/2 minutes each will be sent to the e-mail account you use for PayPal or my order form after I've received your order for a flute. Laughing Crow brings 43 years' experience as a percussionist to this latest offering.
Thank you very much Richard. I appreciate the fact that you devote your energy
to the making of instruments. Stocks rise and fall. Instruments keep me connected
to some kind of constant ageless circle in my life.
Yours very truly,
Laughing Crow hard at work making more flutes. Click here to see Laughing Crow (Richard Maynard) playing and making Native American style flutes on YouTube.