The Backpacker is not a so-called Beginners flute.
The Backpacker Native American style flute is made of a single wood species rather than multiple woods. It has a simple, low profile, contrasting wood bird on top of the flute. As with the other types of Native American style flutes that I make the bird is secured with a select quality buckskin thong. The Backpacker flute has a coat of polyurethane varnish on the interior surfaces and two coats on the exterior surface. It is sanded between coats to produce a smooth, even semi gloss finish.