Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Native American Style Flutes

Available in Em, F#m, Gm and Am.

Made to order if not in stock

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Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart

Popular with many Native American flute aficionados, this is a beautiful, powerful flute. I'm using Tiger Maple for the body, the end caps are Purple Heart and Bubinga. The bird is Big Leaf Maple burl and I've inlaid 3mm cabochons along the top and around the end caps. Each flute will have a slightly different figure to the grain, but suffice it to say that I pick the best Tiger Maple I can find to build these flutes. Overall length for all keys will be around 26". My Em flutes have a pretty good reach between the holes, so if your hands are small or stiff, the Em may not be a good choice for comfort. F#m , Gm or Am might might serve you better, physically. 
Having said all that, this flute not only looks stunning, but she plays with a full, throaty voice.

If you're interested in either getting started on the right foot with the Native American flute or feel you want to learn more about playing techniques, you might want to check out "Understanding the Gift" by John Vames.

Be sure and check out the measurements below to make sure your choice will fit.

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Selection of Your Choices of Keys for the Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Native American Style Flute

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

Am Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flute $449.00

Gm Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flute $449.00

F#m Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flute $449.00

Em Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flute $449.00


This flute may not always be in stock, but if you order one, I will begin work ASAP. If you need to inquire about the flute that you want, you may email me at crowflutes@aol.com or call toll free (520)237-5312.
More photos of previous creations, below.
As with all my Laughing Crow Flutes, your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If you're not happy with a Laughing Crow flute you may return it for any reason whatsoever within the first 30 days. Otherwise, the standard warranty against defects in materials and workmanship is one year.

Detail of Rear of Tiger Maple Bubinga Purple Heart Flute by Laughing Crow

Close up of the rear of this flute.

Tiger Maple Bubinga Purple heart Flute by Laughing Crow
Tiger Maple Bubinga Purple heart Flute by Laughing Crow

Examples of another of these flutes for comparison.


Each Laughing Crow Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart flute is sealed with Danish Oil and finished with at least four coats of clear acrylic polyurethane. 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 wood to change color 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 variations in grain. Yours will probably be slightly different. However, be assured that I hand pick the wood that these instruments are created from and use only the most beautiful and perfect pieces that I can find. 
I am confident that you will be not only more than satisfied with the tone from my Native American style Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart flutes, I also know that this flute will stand head and shoulders above anything comparably priced. The tone will compare with the best flutes because it is one of the best. I guarantee it. 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 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=26" Hole Spacing=11/16" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=5/16" Outside Diameter=1 1/4"

  • Gm Flutes - Length=26" Hole Spacing=1 3/8" (farthest two holes) Hole Size=3/8" Outside Diameter=1 3/4"

  • F#m Flutes - Length=26" 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=27", Distance from mouthpiece to farthest hole-21", Hole Spacing=2" between last two holes, 1 3/4" between holes two and three " Hole Size=3/8"" Outside Diameter=1 1/2"

Sound Samples for the Tiger Maple/Bubinga/Purple Heart Flutes




Instructional Materials

This Flute Comes With a Free Felt Flute Bag and and Unconditional Warranty for One Year

Native 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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An unsolicited testimonial from a happy owner of a Tiger/Bubinga/Purple Heart F# flute, and a beautiful Soul from Australia... (Thanks Paul!)

Hi Richard 
Thanks so much for the tiger maple/bubinga flute ... it is just totally
amazing in every way.  I was taken back by how beautiful it was and the
sound is so hauntingly charismatic.  You have such a gift in your flute
making and playing and I am honoured to be able to play and perform with
this instrument.  Everyone one who I get to show it to gasps when they see
and hear it!!  It will certainly mean a lot to me as I already am delighting
in making music with it. 
I hope things are really going well in Taos....it must be a very special
experience indeed to be there in such a special place as well as the
experience of living an Earthship.  I am sure the others around you are
appreciate the gifts you have to offer. 
Playing your flute will only add to the joy the I get out of life.

Thanks again and God Bless
I'll stay in touch

Paul Raven

(RIP, Paul)