One of the most visually striking woods that I use is Tiger Maple. It comes from the Northern United States, and Canada. This particular wood really stands out when exposed to direct sunlight. This flute is available in the keys of Am, Gm, F#m. The Em is a long flute. I do not recommend it for beginners unless you have flexible hands and/or long fingers. However the F# Gm and Am are a better size for average hands and people who want to start out with a high quality, beautiful instrument. You may have seen this type of wood used in violins and guitars. The intensity and pattern of the figure will vary with each instrument. The sound of this flute is smooth and mellow. I know this one will have a special place on your collection.
Each Laughing Crow Tiger Maple Flute is sealed with Danish Oil and finished with at least four coats of clear acrylic polyurethane. Tiger Maple is a robust wood. This finish strengthens the wood and makes it more durable as well as waterproof. The finish also protects the wood from UV rays which will cause the color to change unless otherwise protected. I have meticulously tuned these flutes with a digital tuner. This means that you can play along with other instruments and be in tune with them, also known as 'concert tuning'. The flutes pictured are examples of the different shades available. Yours will probably be slightly different. However, be assured that this wood is hand-picked . These instruments are created from only the most beautiful and perfect wood that I can find.
I am confident that you will be not only more than satisfied with the tone from my Native American style Tiger Maple Flutes, I also know that this flute will stand head and shoulders above anything comparably priced. The tone is better, in my humble opinion, than that of some flutes costing hundreds more. This flute is made with the same precision, voicing, tuning and care that I give to all my flutes. This Native American style flute is a great value. Take advantage of this opportunity and get yourself a professional quality Laughing Crow flute that you will be happy to play for a lifetime. As with all Laughing Crow Wooden Flutes, this flute comes with a turquoise cabochon and a free felt case.