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Tiger Maple Flutes

Available in Em, F#m, Gm and Am. Also Available in the "Rainbow" Style

  • Tiger Maple

    One of my most popular flutes, the Tiger Maple flute is a natural beauty. I use no dyes or stains on this wood. They are hand-rubbed with Tung Oil before the final finish is applied and this brings out the fascinating grain. Each flute is unique. I pick wood with the best possible figure for these flutes. They are available in the following keys: F#m, Gm and Am. (Good for most hands, around 23" overall length.) And Em, a lower pitch which might be difficult for small hands or beginners as they are around 26" overall length. These flutes are in constant demand, so it is possible that I'll be making this flute especially for you.

    Be sure and check out the measurements below to make sure your choice will fit.
    Listen to sound samples of the different keys here: Am, Gm, F#m & Em

    Am Tiger Maple Flute (Highest pitch.)

    Price: $195.00

    Gm Tiger Maple Flute (Between Am & F#m.)

    Price: $195.00

    F#m Tiger Maple Flute (Lower, most popular pitch.)

    Price: $195.00

  • Tiger Maple Rainbow Flute

    Top View of the Rainbow Flute. Semi-precious stones are inlaid into the top to represent the different areas of the Chakra. This Native American flute is the inspiration of my guiding light and wife, Amelia. She has suggested that I create a "Rainbow" flute which adds a little variety and color to the beautiful figured Tiger Maple used to create this Indian flute. Inlaid with semi precious stones in the colors of the rainbow, the Rainbow Flute not only plays with a tone that is sweet and pure, but also inspires with the different colors of the rainbow. We're using 4mm cabochons so as not to confuse the fingers as to which is a finger hole and which is a cab which is inlaid just below the surface of the instrument. Starting at the base with the root color red we're using Garnet. This is followed by orange Carnelian, yellow Citrine, green Chrysophrase, blue Turquoise, violet Iolite and crowned with purple Amethyst. The bird on this Indian flute is made of Eastern Red Cedar.

    Click Here to listen to the Rainbow Flute in F#m.

    Click Here to listen to the Rainbow Flute in Em

    F#m Price: $245.00,

    Tiger Maple Flute (Lowest pitch, not for small or stiff hands. Around 26" overall length.)

    Em Price: $275.00,

  • Price: $29.95
  • Add Maple Burl Eagle Fetish

    Add a Maple Burl Eagle Fetish to Any Laughing Crow Flute.

    Price: $45.00
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    Add Cedar Eagle Fetish

    Add a Cedar Eagle Fetish to Any Laughing Crow Flute

    Price: $30.00
  • Listen to the different keys, here:

    Click on the links to hear the different keys.

    Em, F#m, Gm, Am

  • Tiger Maple

    One of the most visually striking woods that I use is Tiger Maple. It comes from the North Eastern United States, Michigan, 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 with 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.


    These sizes are all average. The hole spacing and hole sizes are the maximum used. Some holes are smaller and some hole spacings are smaller than what is listed. It's up to you to decide if your hands can fit these flutes. The lower pitches are bigger and longer. It's a matter of physics. I understand that lots of folks want the lower pitches, but if you want lower, it's going to be bigger. The list starts at the higher pitches and goes lower as you go down the list. I hope this helps you determine the size that you can handle.


    • Am Flutes - Length=22" Hole Spacing=11/16" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=5/16" Outside Diameter=1 1/4"
    • Gm Flutes - Length=23" Hole Spacing=1 3/4" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=3/8" Outside Diameter=1 3/4"
    • F#m Flutes - Length=24" Hole Spacing=1 7/16" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=3/8" Outside Diameter=1 3/4"
    • Em Flutes - Length=26", Distance from mouthpiece to first hole-20", Hole Spacing=2" between last two holes, 1 3/4" between holes two and three " Hole Size=3/8"" Outside Diameter=1 1/2"


    My tiger maple in Gm is here!! , And I am Amazed , its perfect ,the sound is so unique and full and responsive !!! the wood is stunningly beautiful!!, did I mention it was perfect ??

    Thank you so very much for making this flute for me, it truly is a work of art!!,  cant wait to record with it !!! I will be contacting you again in the future Good Sir : )
    Many Thanks and Blessings
    Lyrcus .


    Dear Richard,

    I received the Tiger Maple flute in F# today, which my sweetheart had ordered for Christmas, and it deserves some feedback. I scoured the web, and you weren't the cheapest, but I ended up selecting Laughing Crow simply because you had the best audio samples. I figured, “Hey, could be he’s just a better musician, or he’s got better audio equipment to capture the sound, or, maybe, he’s got a better instrument.” Whatever the truth of that may be, that’s what influenced my final decision, and it was a good one.

    I’m absolutely in love with my flute. If you were here, I’d scrap the letter and just kiss you. Not only is it gorgeous, and flawless in terms of craftsmanship, but the real kicker is the sound. I played through the scale and my hair stood on end. Every note is crisp, crystal clear, and reverberates beautifully. I suddenly sound twice as good as I did before, just doing simple scale improvisations.

    I already had a handmade flute in A, which I bought for $100 last year, and this Tiger Maple flute is not only head and neck above my old one. It’s head, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles above it.

    The quality of the sound is far fuller and cleaner, and I’m astounded by the difference in airflow. The “aerodynamics” (have no clue what it’s called) of this one is completely different from my other one. I’d play my A flute and get so “winded” I could barely breathe. Figured I must be breathing incorrectly. Kept working on staying relaxed, without much luck. I played the same tune with both flutes today; with my old one I was heaving toward the end, and with my new maple “Tigger” I played it twice without a problem. Go figure!

    If you end up sticking this on your website, let me add this for all you would-be shoppers: I’d be amazed if you were disappointed with your purchase. Perhaps if you caught him on a bad day, like, say, he had pneumonia, two busted eardrums and three broken fingers, and was hard-pressed enough to not take a day off to sip some chicken soup – maybe something could get screwed up. Barring those circumstances, what we have here is someone who knows what a first-rate, top-notch musical instrument is all about.

    Whenever I’m ready to add to my musical arsenal, I won’t waste my time scouring the globe for another flute maker -- I have your card in a safe place.

    Your Fan,

    Ami Ahlstedt
    Writer, Photographer, Lover of all things Native American, and soon-to-be rockin’ Flute Player

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