I am experimenting with materials, designs and styles while acquiring the full complement of skills needed to become a professional flute maker. I have made quite a few flutes, but I have yet to settle on a set of models to offer for sale. My prototype designs for keyless flutes in D and low Bb are fairly mature and these are discussed below. I have been playing these flutes regularly to find out how they hold up to expected levels of use and abuse.
I have made several D flutes in a variety of materials and styles. My current design is optimized for playing traditional music at modern pitch standards (A=440 hz). These flutes can be fitted with a tuning slide, in which case they have a partially-lined head. Currently, I am only making keyless flutes. For more information, click the image to the left.
Low Bb Flutes
My low Bb flutes can be fitted with a tuning slide, in which case they have a partially-lined head. Currently, I am only making keyless flutes. Note, these flutes are much larger than the standard D flute, and can be challenging for some people to play, in terms of both reach and breath requirements. But if you can play them, they have a lovely mellow voice.