Native American Style Cedar Flutes

One of my most popular flutes, in keys from Am to low Cm

Native American Cedar Flute Native American Cedar Flute

Eastern Aromatic Native American Style Cedar Flutes

This is the kind of flute I started out with. They're beautiful to see and have a wonderful tone. Color and grain vary widely. Most have red heartwood and cream-colored sapwood. It basically depends on what my wood supplier sends me. I order the best wood which is generally knot-freee, and if you know Eastern Cedar, finding clear Cedar is not easy. Normally the raw lumber is rife with splits, checks, cracks, inclusions, knots and so on. Actually, I think the knots are pretty cool and if my wood has knots, I stabilize them with two part epoxy. Suffice it to say that your flute will be created from the very best Eastern Cedar available.
Eastern Cedar is one of the best tone woods for the Native American style flute. The sound is clear and clean. Eastern Cedar consistently gives a good tone. Indigenous to the southeastern United States, this wood has been used by tribes from this part of the country to make Native American Indian flutes because it is readily available and works easily. This is why it is a traditional wood for the Native American style flute.
The flutes pictured are living with happy customers, now. The flute that you will get when you order from Laughing Crow Flutes will look very similar, but keep in mind that the grain and colors vary from instrument to instrument. I guarantee that your flute will be beautiful in appearance, tone and playability.
Also, if you're looking for a great book/CD to learn with, you might want to check out "Understanding the Gift", below.
These flutes are available from me in all the popular keys. See key selections and opportunities to purchase below. Click here to see approximate sizes of different keys.

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Native American Cedar Flute

Am Cedar Flute

Native American Cedar Flute

Bass Dm Cedar Flute

Native American Cedar Flute

F#m Cedar Flute


Each Laughing Crow Eastern Cedar Flute is sealed with Danish Oil and finished with at least four coats of clear acrylic polyurethane. Cedar is a soft wood. This finish strengthens the wood and makes it more durable as well as waterproof. The finish also protects the wood from UV rays which will cause the beauty to fade rapidly unless otherwise protected. I have meticulously tuned these flutes with a digital tuner. This means that you can play along with other instruments and be in tune with them, also known as 'concert tuning'. The flutes pictured are examples of the different shades available. Yours will probably be slightly different. However, be assured that this wood is hand-picked . These instruments are created from only the most beautiful and perfect wood that I can find. 
I am confident that you will be not only more than satisfied with the tone from my Native American style Cedar Flutes, I also know that this flute will stand head and shoulders above anything comparably priced. The tone is better, in my humble opinion, than that of some flutes costing hundreds more. This flute is made with the same precision, voicing, tuning and care that I give to all my flutes. This Native American style flute is a great value. Take advantage of this opportunity and get yourself a professional quality Laughing Crow flute that you will be happy to play for a lifetime.  As with all Laughing Crow Wooden Flutes, this flute comes with a turquoise cabochon and a free felt case.




List of different keyed flutes and their average sizes for Laughing Crow Wooden flutes.

These sizes are all average. The hole spacing and hole sizes are the maximum used. Some holes are a bit smaller and some hole spacings are slightly larger than what is listed. It's up to you to decide if your hands can fit these flutes. The lower pitches are bigger and longer. It's a matter of physics. I understand that lots of folks want the lower pitches, but if you want lower, it's going to be bigger. The list starts at the higher pitches and goes lower as you go down the list. I hope this helps you determine the size that you can handle.

  • Am Flutes - Length=22" Hole Spacing=11/16" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=5/16" Outside Diameter=1 1/4"

  • Gm Flutes - Length=23" Hole Spacing=1 3/8" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=3/8" Outside Diameter=1 3/4"

  • F#m Flutes - Length=24" Hole Spacing=1 7/16" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=3/8" Outside Diameter=1 3/4"

  • Em Flutes - (The size that can be difficult for some hands.) Length=26", Distance from mouthpiece to farthest hole-20", Hole Spacing=2" between last two holes, 1 3/4" between holes two and three " Hole Size=3/8"" Outside Diameter=1 1/2"

  • Dm Flutes - (This is a Big, Long flute.) Length= 28-29", Distance from mouthpiece to farthest hole 20"" Hole Spacing=1 1/2 (farthest two holes) 1 3/4" (next two holes up) Hole Size=7/16" Outside Diameter=1 11/16"

  • Cm Flutes - (This is a Big, Longer flute.)Length= 28 to 29", Distance from mouthpiece to farthest hole 21 1/2", Hole Spacing=2" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=3/8"" Outside Diameter=1 3/4"

Instructional Materials and Upgrades

This Flute Comes With a Free Felt Flute Bag

Naative American Music Method Book

"Understanding the Gift" by John Vames

The very best resource for learning how to play. Written by a music educator. $29.95

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