My search for the sound I wanted is over. Thanks for the quality product.
Jim Chism, Illinois.
The new improved “Resonance” model flute really honks on low D for that classic, wooden-flute tone that’s rich in harmonics.
After a great deal of experimentation and interaction with flute players to better understand what they were looking for, this flute now has an improved embouchure, enhanced design of undercutting of tone holes, and a relief cut on the far side of the embouchure all contribute to better response, and ease of producing that special “Irish” sound!
Perfect for Irish music. Suitable for beginner and expert alike.
Available in color-matched Honduras Rosewood, or Mopane as available, OR African Blackwood, all with three sterling silver rings and an end cap. Beautiful low-maintenance tung oil finish (like our Professional model whistles and fifes).
New "Budget" Maple Flute
This new model includes all the best features of the Resonance models, but eliminates many of the non-essential details to cut the expense of a real wooden flute without losing any of the playing qualities. Some examples are: turned-on wooden rings instead of metal, no end-cap, and less expensive wood.
Our Celtic Flutes, Irish Flutes, Classical Flutes - whatever you choose to call them, are modeled after the best hand-crafted English flutes which caused women to faint when played by Charles Nicholson or R.S. Pratten in the early 19th century, and today are highly prized by players of Irish Music.
For modern Boehm flute players who play what they call "C" flutes: In Irish Style flutes, the key you need for playing Irish music is call the "D" flute by Irish, Folk, and Fife & Drum players.
These "Irish" models are preferred for jigs, reels, and other Irish and Contra Dance music. Larger tone holes and different bore provide greater power and superb intonation in the most-used keys of D, G, and A. The lower register is especially full bodied. Turned wood rings.