This very special flute
is made from the branch of a
Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana), considered
pine in the United States. As an endangered
species, Torrey Pine grows in the wild only in San Diego County and on
Santa Rosa Island, being endemic
to the coastal sage and chaparral ecoregion of California.
It is sometimes planted as an ornamental tree for
use in drought
tolerant gardens and landscapes, from which this branch was harvested.
an exceptionally clear, expressive and spirited voice this
flute is concert tuned to a 6-hole G#m pentatonic scale modes 1
4, also playing 3
register notes. It has very good cross fingering abilities
for alternative sacles.
Much of the bark has been left on, sanded down at the
tone holes exposing the finely finished wood grain.
To maintain the integrity
and beauty of the branch, measuring 19 3/4"
it was bored out unsplit.
knot holes and an "end check" at the foot of the branch have been
inlaid with crushed turquoise.
wet-out the bird
has been fitted with a cedar shoe, for its absorption
qualities, and a drain hole, covered by the lacing, has been designed
into the air
with turquoise and gold-plated brass beads, secures
bird to its nest while covering the drain hole.
Torrey Pine sings for all endangered or threatened life forms on this
through this very rare and very beautiful branch flute!
Flute Bag made by "Standing Flutes"!
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