Professionally Tuned - Made In Vermont
Bamboo Transverse Flute
Sizes: Soprano A: 14", Mid-range G: 16", Mid-range F: 17", Mid-range E: 18", Alto D: 21", Alto C: 24"
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 transverse bamboo flute, student or professional quality, with light or burnt finish, and 1 cloth carrying pouch.
Zacciah Blackburn, the owner of Sunreed Instruments, began making and selling bamboo flutes in the 1970s and honed his craft over decades of work, selling concert quality bamboo flutes all over the world. Over time, Zacciah trained our flute maker, a talented flute maker living in Vermont, who now crafts each of our bamboo transverse flutes with the same love and devotion as Zacciah. The bamboo flute is one of the oldest and simplest musical instruments in the world. Most cultures of the world have some type of transverse flute (which simply means a flute blown across, a side-blown flute). Because bamboo grows in most tropical and temperate climates of the world, many cultures use bamboo flutes as their primary wind instrument. Their ease and playability make them a natural choice for many looking to enter the musical arena, while their richness of tone and great flexibility make them an excellent selection for the experienced musician as well. These instruments are professionally-tuned to major keys with a quartz tuner, to A440 standard pitch. They are fully chromatic (play all sharps and flats), with a minimum 1-2 octave range.
All flutes come with a handmade flute bag to protect it from the elements. Please note that case material/design may vary based on availability.
Other keys are available upon request. If you have specific needs, such as the width of bamboo used please let us know. Please contact us for pricing and availability of custom keys.
Difference Between Student And Professional Tuning: Student flutes are tuned well through one octave of playing, though can some minor subtle discrepancies in pitch usually in the upper range (or second octave of playing). They are often close to professional quality flutes. 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: If you have small hands, then a Soprano A or Mid Range G would be an excellent choice.
Flutes For Medium Size Hands: If you have medium sized hands, then choosing up to a Mid Range E can work.
Flutes For Large Hands: If you feel like you have large hands, then reaching up to the Alto C should work.
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 Each Flute: Key Of A: A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G# / Key Of G: G - A - B - C - D - E - F# / Key Of F : F - G - A - A# - C - D - E / Key Of E: E - F# - G# - A - B - C# - D# / Key Of D: D - E - F# - G - A - B - C# / Key Of C: C - D - E - F - G - A - B
Listen To The Difference Of Each Key