newly downed wood from a Redwood
forest in Northern California, this Coast Redwood
sempervirens ) branch found new
life and purpose as a beautiful flute. As with all Dryad Flutes,
the branch was bored out unsplit, with no glue seam to ever fail or
detract from its natural character and strength. Some of
the bark has
been left on, contrasting with the sanded and finely finished
sapwood of the branch. A streak of the darker colored
heartwood can be seen running the length of the finger holed.
All knots have been
sealed to prevent leakage. Deer lacing secures
bird to the nest and covers the drain hole. This, along with
shoe on the bird and a ramped air exit hole, provide excellent wet out
protection. Included is a high quality, padded drawstring
bag custom made for this flute by Sabine.