Spalted Mandarin F#m Flute
One of my more outstanding pieces. This flute is made from Spalted Mandarin. The accents are Red Mallee (Eucalyptus) Burl from Australia and Mun (pronounced "moon") Ebony also from Southeast Asia. The top is inlaid with two Turquoise cabochons. This wood came from a Mandarin orchard and was harvested after the tree had lived it's life and laid on the forest floor for some time, hence the spalting, which is caused by natural decomposition. Of course, this piece of wood is as solid as can be, so no worries about it's durability.
Not only is this instrument a fine work of art, but an exceptional flute, as well. The tone is big, rich and strong. It plays the extended scale well, too. You can listen to examples of this instrument below. Also, more detailed pictures follow.
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Listen to sound samples of this Red Mallee Burl F#m flute here:
Natural "dry" sound of this flute with no enhancement
Reverb electronically added to the sample of this flute for the "Canyon" sound.