Western Red Cedar Flutes

Affordable, Professional Quality Native American Style Flutes

Western Red Cedar Native American Flute

Western Red Cedar Flutes

For the budget-conscious, I offer this full size flute in the most popular keys. It is made from traditional Western Red Cedar. When asked about the difference in tone between Eastern Aromatic Cedar and Western Red Cedar, I usually respond by saying that the Eastern Cedar will have a slightly clearer tone. The Western Red Cedar will have a more "earthy" tone. There's really not a lot of difference to most ears.
People are amazed at how light this flute is when they pick it up. Many can also feel the vibrations of the music in their fingers. The Western Red Cedar in F#-m makes a good starter flute as well as a good foundation for the beginning of a collection of flutes. This instrument will not disappoint. Some of my customers declare that their Laughing Crow Western Red Cedar Flute is by far their favorite flute in their collection.
The wood is not actually "red", but more of a "toasty brown".

If you're looking for a great book to learn with, you might be interested in John Vames' "Understanding the Gift", below. It comes with a companion CD. I haven't found a better book.

Click here to listen to the Western Red Cedar Flute in F#m.

Click Here to See Average Flute Sizes


Western Red Cedar is a traditional, sacred wood. This wood is/was used by western and northwestern Indian tribes. It is a soft tone wood, somewhat easy to work, very light and produces a "Native", earthy sound. You can feel the music in the flute because it is so light. The color of Western Red Cedar can vary from cream to reddish brown depending upon the availability. All wood is hand selected for clearness and tightness of grain. The photos above are representative of the various shades. I know you will not find a Native American style flute that plays this sweetly and accurately for this price. Sure, you can go for a more expensive look, but for musical quality, this flute ranks with the best. All my years of experience go into constructing one of the best instruments you will ever own. I have finished this flute, as I do all my flutes, with an extremely durable, waterproof polyurethane. First of all, it protects the flute from moisture. The air passages will not swell after extended playing times. The finish also protects the wood from U.V. rays, strengthens the wood as well as protecting from the effects temperature changes. As with all Laughing Crow Wooden Flutes, this flute comes with a turquoise cabochon and a free felt case.

Hey Richard,

I received my flute today. ( Western Red Cedar Flute)
It is a beautiful work of art.
It sounds amazing, almost hypnotic, even in the hands of this 55 year old guitar picker. ;)
Thank you my friend,

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"

Sound Samples for the Western Red Cedar Flutes




Instructional Materials and Upgrades

This Flute Comes With a Free Felt Flute Bag

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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