Figured Amboyna F#m Flute
The soft, warm beauty of this grain sort of reminds me of Koa, only this wood has more color and a very nice figure. My very first fine artisan flute was Amboyna Burl, but a "stick" of the burl long enough and thick enough to make a flute is pretty hard to come by. This Figured Amboyna has a nice, stable grain pattern with just enough figure to make it very interesting. I decided to accent it with the end caps and an inlaid strip down the top with turquoise cabochons at each end of the tone hole area. The sound from this flute is as mellow as the look. Don't get me wrong, it's not a subdued sound, by any means. As with all of my flutes, you will get plenty of volume and much forgiveness. I think it is a handsome piece with a beautiful playability and full tone. Listen for yourself, below.
Listen to sound samples of this Figured Amboyna 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.