Unique Design and Painstaking Detail at a Reasonable Price.
The Craftsman style Love flutes are made from an attractive combination of two different types of wood.
The two species of wood are joined together at a forty-five degree angle. This creates an attractive design statement. It also makes for a more stable glue joint than the butt jointed end caps you see on most other Native American style flutes. The shape of the Craftsman flute is slightly more refined than that of the Backpacker flute.
With the Craftsman flutes more time is devoted to each detail of construction and finish. I try and make this high quality musical instrument available at a reasonable price so that anyone can have a truly beautiful Love flute in their life.
Zebrawood and Wenge Native American Style Flute
This Native American style flute is made of two strikingly attractive African hardwoods. It is the most popular flute that I make. The tonal quality of a flute made in these two medium dense hardwoods tends to be on the mellow side. The flute is also lighter in weight than the flutes made of denser wood like purpleheart and bubinga. Because zebrawood is so expensive the price is a little higher than the other Craftsman Love flutes.
Purpleheart and Curly Maple Native American Style Flute
This Indian Love flute is made with a striking combination of woods - creamy white curly maple and deep purpleheart. Because the purpleheart barrel of the flute is a dense hardwood the flute tends to have a slightly brighter, stronger tone.
Walnut and Purpleheart Native American Style Flute
In this Native American style flute I have combined North American walnut and South American purpleheart. Because the barrel of the flute is made of the medium dense walnut the tonal quality is a bit mellower than some of the denser wood flutes. The flute is also a bit lighter in weight than the purpleheart or bubinga.
Curly Maple and Lacewood Native American Style Flute
Curly Maple is a medium dense, close-grained North American hardwood with a striking light refractive, striped grain pattern. Lacewood (also called leopardwood) is from Africa and has a very unique lace like grain pattern. The combination makes a striking flute. Curly maple tends to have a slightly mellower tonal quality than the denser wood flutes. This Craftsman Love flute is lighter in weight than bubinga and prupleheart.
Cherry and Bubinga Native American Style Flute
American Cherry is on of my favorite woods. It is a close, tight-grained medium dense hardwood with lovely, subtle grain patterns. Its reddish tan color mellows and darkens with age. Bubinga is a very dense, close-grained hardwood from Africa. It has an attractive grain pattern. The finish on this Love flute is smooth and lusterous. Native American flutes made of cherry wood tend to be on the mellower side and to be slightly lighter in weight.
Cherry and Bubinga Love Flute
Bird: Cherry and Santos Mahogany