Professionally Tuned - Made In Vermont
Bamboo Andean Style Quenacho
Sizes: Key of E: ~18"
When And How Will It Ship: Each flute is handcrafted made-to-order in Northern Vermont. The flute maker usually ships out the flute one week after order, though it can take upwards of 2 weeks at times.
What You’ll Receive: 1 quenacho bamboo flute, professionally tuned, with light or burnt finish, and 1 cloth carrying pouch.
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 quena is our flute maker most cherished offering and a large inspiration for him to become a flute maker. The quenacho is a larger, deeper version of the Andean Quena, playing lower notes. The strength of these flutes are their versatility and voice; tuned to play chromatically in the E major scale, they have the ability to play in 2 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/quenacho players continue to use bamboo for its tone. This quenacho is handcrafted from the highest quality Tonkin Bamboo.
Handmade flute bag to protect it from the elements included. Please note that case material/design may vary based on availability.
Professional Tuning: Professional tuning means that you will receive a flute that with be tuned to A440 standard pitch through two octaves. Please note, that flutes play sharper and flatter depending upon the embouchure and the strength of the individual's playing.
Flutes For Small Hands: The Quenacho in the key of E is recommended for adults with medium to large hands. If you feel you have small hands it would be best to try to Quena in the key of G.
Light vs. Dark Finish: Light finished flutes are finished with a non-toxic all natural oil to protect the wood and give it an excellent shine. Dark finished flutes are burnt to give them a dark complexion.
Notes For The Quena: E - F# - G# - A - B - C# - D#
Listen To Our Flute Maker Play The Quenacho- Key of E