This is a great beginner flute, but it is also my personal favorite for travel, trekking, backpacking, or any time when size is important. It is perfect for beginning flute players because the distance between the holes is less than our standard size flute.
The distance between sound holes is only an inch or less, which makes it a perfect ladies flute, or anyone with hands which have a hard time spanning a wider distance between holes.
This flute is tuned to the key of "A". The pentatonic scale created by this 6-hole flute is A minor. This is a mid-range A, and it has a crisp, voluminous voice. It is bright and airy, and sounds great out of doors.
I make the "Black Bear" in three different woods: eastern juniper, or aromatic cedar, is a mellow tone wood with interesting grain and knot patterns. Black walnut is a dark, heavy, smooth wood with a bright, vibrant tone. It is a hard wood, which makes it excellent for backpacking or other rough activity. Yellow poplar is another bright, clear toned wood, lighter in color but also a hard, durable wood.
This flute is 18" long, 7/8" inside diameter bore, and sells for $49.00.