16 inches in length and built from cured Chinese bamboo.
Custom gloss finish. The bore is detailed in cherry red.
Tuned at 440HZ tuning. All holes are burnt via burning rods. You can play very interesting sounding Asian musical lines with a simple straight up and down the scale fingering. Very meditative in sound and does not take much breath at all to play. Tuned to the Pentatonic minor scale in G or F depending on bamboo diameter.
3 + octave range
Kanji script for Zen has been hand carved and painted onto the body of the flute by Ryan Bemis.
5 finger holes total, including the thumb hole on the bottom of the flute body similar to the Japanese Shakuhachi.
From Northern Ireland professional musician Raymond Robinson's website, a review of my flute building work: "Sometimes when you are researching flutes you come across wonderful makers who are quietly making fascinating flutes. They deserve a wider audience and one of those makers is Thomas Richardson. I now own a unique one off design Middle Eastern Forest flute from Thomas' wide range. These are not expensive instruments but are made with the highest care and quality. This is a four holed flute with thumb hole and has a great scale. Take the opportunity to visit Thomas flute building work online. He has a large range of flutes. Just brilliant."
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Shipping from United States
All flutes are shipped via United States Postal Service and shipped USPS Priority in the USA and USPS First Class International to all other Countries.
All Sales are final. If a flute is damaged in shipping I will rebuild and re-ship at my expense.