Wood Flute with Metal Ends
Add this one of a kind Flute Wood with Metal Ends to your collection or make your own music with it. The crafter carved it from a single piece of wood. He or she attached a saddle shaped tuning block with Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing. The tuning block is painted or stained red and the flute itself looks like it has stain and a light coat of polyurethane on it. This Flute has six finger holes along with a direction hole at the bottom. The crafter used some brass pipe for the mouthpiece. Then he or she added a hexagonal brass nut on the bottom.
The Flute measures 24.75″ long overall. The mouthpiece measures a little over 1.5″ long. We got this flute in a collection, so we do not have more information about it. One of a Kind!
Crafters of Native American flutes typically make them from a single piece of wood, with a simple design featuring a cylindrical bore and finger holes. The number of finger holes varies, but commonly, there are six or seven. They sometimes decorate their flutes with carvings, paint, beads, feathers, and other embellishments.
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