English Walnut trees along San Marcos Creek where the branch for this flute was gathered.
Much of the bark has been left on this unsplit English Walnut (Juglans regia) branch flute, the wood grain exposed at the tone holes, fom the bird to the foot. Some bark or wood fissures have been inlaid with crushed serpentine stone. Other fissures inlaid with jet black so as not to clash with the natural color of the wonderful lichen preserved on the bark. Measuring 16 3/8" in length, it is tuned to an A# minor pentatonic, modes 1 & 4 with a cheerfully bright and sweet voice, playing the Gypsy scale as well as 3 upper octave notes. Deer lacing with serpentine and brass beads holds the bird to the nest, the bird fitted with a redwood shoe to aid against wetout. The branch for this flute was sustainably gathered, with love, respect and gratitude, along San Marcos Creek, in San Diego County, CA amongst a wild grove of English Walnut trees.
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