Paduak Flutes in the Native American Style

A fabulous tone wood. Popular with many of my customers and recording artists including Mary Youngblood

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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 well 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 make these flutes in Am, Gm, F#m and Em. This wood comes from Africa. It is a clear hard wood similar to Walnut only more solid. It is naturally a rich, rusty blood red when first worked which can change into a coffee color over time. I seal this wood with Danish 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.
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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Johah Tompson A-minor Eagle Flute

The flute that you will be purchasing is very similar to the photos above. It will be mostly dark reddish brown. If the flute you want is not in stock, work will commence as soon as I receive your order. Thanks for looking and listening!

Choose the key of your Paduak flute below.

All Laughing Crow wooden flutes come with a complimentary felt case.

Selection of Your Choices of Keys for the Paduak Native American Style Flute

(Click on the description to hear an example of the key.)

A-minor Paduak Flute


G-minor Paduak Flute


F#-minor Paduak Flute (Most Popular Key)


E-minor Paduak Flute (Not for small hands. See Chart Below for Measurements.)



Each Laughing Crow Paduak Flute is sealed with Danish Oil and finished with at least four coats of clear acrylic polyurethane. Paduak is a robust 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 Paduak 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 1/4" (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"




Instructional Materials and Upgrades

This Flute Comes With a Free Felt Flute Bag

Understanding the Gift Native American Flute Book by John Vajes

"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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