Dedicated to creating quality flutes that reflect your personality through hand selected woods like Amboyna Burl, Aromatic Cedar, Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Black Willow, Jarrah, Maple (curly, spalted, burl), Myrtle, Narra, Western Red Cedar, Padauk, Alaskan Yellow Cedar Burl, Ancient Kauri, Buckeye Burl and many more. Currently I am taking custom orders, focusing on making a special flute for you based on your needs. Each flute is taken through a process that ensures it will call out to you. Contact me for details All flutes are created by Jim Davis soley

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Flute Making Hiatus

At this time I am on a flute making hiatus due to other obligations, I will be starting back up in the future so please be sure to check back periodically.

Thanks to those who have supported and encouraged me. I will be back!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shop Photo update

Well I thought I had better update my shop picture as it's been a while. There are still a few things to finish up like trim, interior brackets etc. but for the most part it's finished and operational.  

before and after shots


Monday, December 1, 2008

Flute Inventory

For the most part I make flutes by request, recently I have had many request for in-stock flutes. I have decided to start making a small inventory of flutes to keep on hand for general sale to supply this demand. These flutes will be more basic and affordable from my custom flutes, check back soon for more information.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Here are a couple of recent flutes that have gone to good homes. First is a Robin flute in black cherry with Payung rosewood and bubinga accents. Kristine the new keeper of this flute wanted it to represent the robin, one of her favorite birds. The block represents a singing Robin. This flute is tuned to D4 A-432 Verdi, a tuning that is slightly lower and very calming.

At the foot of the flute I burned in a robin perched on a branch .

The second flute is made of paduak with Ebony accents tuned in G# middle eastern Hitzaz tuning.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Kauri Flute in D4 with Claro Walnut accents

This is the second Kauri flute I have made and this wood is impessive for it's acoustic qualities. The 50,000 years or so spent in the bogs of New Zealand seems to be the magic ingredient. Just like the first, this flute sounds absolutely amazing.

Photo by Mark Burnham Photography

I created this flute for a good friend who picked out the Maori Manaia Spirit Guardian figure with Abalone shell eye at the foot of the flute. For Maori the Manaia is the carrier of supernatural powers-the spiritual guardian which protects from evil. It is traditionally depicted with the head of a bird, the body of a man and the tail of a fish- creating a balance between sky, earth and the sea.

I take pride in making each flute for the person receiving it, a special flute that has meaning from visual, spiritual and sound perspectives.

As you can see by the photo, this wood looks amazing although it looks even better in person. As the flute is rotated there is an iridescence to the wood that catches the light, this is in part to the amber that has formed in the wood over time.

Once again the block design was borrowed with permission from Geoffery Ellis of Earth Tone Flutes

More photo's to follow!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ancient Kauri wood flute in key of E. This flute has found a home

Well the shop is finished and I am back at it. With a couple of new flutes under my belt with the new setup I wanted to tackle some wood I picked up on my way back from my trip to Montana in the summer.

This flutes has been sold. I have limited quanities of this wood and will only be making a small amount. This flute comes with a flute bag, Kauri wood certificate of aunthenticity and information pamphlet. For more info and pricing please email me

Ancient Kauri Tree's have been excavated from the bogs in New Zealand. This wood has been carbon dated at around 50,000 years old and these tree's are massive! there are still some growing today and are protected from being harvested.

After being in the bogs from some 50,000 years the wood has been preserved and have gone through some changes during that time. See here for more details Ancient Kauri story

With this flute I tried to convey the Native flute design as well as impart a flavor of where the wood came from... New Zealand. The burned design with red jasper and turquoise at the end is of Maori style art and burn rings on the end to help give it focus. The block in Claro Walnut is a design of Geoffery Ellis of Earth Tone Flutes. Geoffery calls this block the "Mystic" and he has graciously allowed me to use this design for this flute.

Mouthpiece inlay and end cap are also in Claro Walnut. The photo's here do not do this wood justice, when sanded with a fine grit sandpaper the wood comes alive with an irridesence when hit by light. Extra finishing time is required but it's well worth the effort.

This flute is so clear and sweet sounding... very nice!