Native American style flutes created from the African wood, Paduak.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Mary Youngblood. I offer her play along books and CDs here on this website. She is an inspiration to us all. She plays a Paduak (sometimes spelled Paduk) flute on some of her songs including "Beneath the Raven Moon". I, personally love this wood as it has a musical quality that works for all types of instruments including the Native American Flute. Due to popular demand, I have begun making making Native American style flutes with Paduak. I also can make these flutes in Am, Gm and Em. This wood comes from Africa. It is a clear hard wood similar in weight, feel and texture to Walnut. It is naturally a rich, rusty blood red which can change into a coffee color over time. I seal this wood with Tung Oil and finish with at least four coats of clear acrylic polyurethane to help keep the rich reds that we see when the wood is first sanded. The tone is clear and true.