The Andean Quena is the most traditional flute of the Andean regions of South America. It has the ability to soar magestically, carrying with it the voice of an entire culture, an entire region, and of the land itself.
The strength of the quena is its versatility and voice; tuned in a G major scale, it has the ability to play in 3 full octaves. While many quenas that are manufactured in bulk today are made from hardwood, the typical material used in the Andes is bamboo, and the large majority of professional quena players continue to use bamboo for its tone.
Hear the quena in action: https://soundcloud.com/elbuhoflutes/sets/andean-quena
Our Andean Quena is tuned to the traditional G major scale and has the ability to play chromatically. It plays easily in the keys of Em, Am, and Cmaj.
- Handcrafted from the highest quality Tonkin Bamboo.
- Comes with a handmade flute bag to protect it from the elements. Please note that case material/design may vary based on availability.