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

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your flutes look absolutely beautiful. You can tell you make them with a great deal of care, thought and love of your craft and the music it creates. Nice that you endeavour to individualize each piece to suite the purchasers needs and personality.
Keep up the great work.