Walking-stick Flute - Low D

 

Walking-Stick Flute

Key of D (Low)

Sweetheart Flute Co.

 

We are not currently stocking this instrument
(this page is still on our website for reference only)
We recommend that you contact
Sweetheart Flute Co. directly to make your purchase.

 

   This beautiful Walking Stick Flute was made by Ralph Sweet of the Sweetheart Flute Company, and is based on a walking-stick flute at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Sweet pays great attention to detail, and it shows in the quality of his work. The flute is approx. 36" long, and tuned to the key of "D" (D and G are the most popular for traditional Irish music, this flute plays easily in both keys). All three pieces are made from the same piece of rosewood, so that the grain matches perfectly - the fittings are make of Nickel plated solid Brass. The flute can be played with the head removed to lighten the instrument, if desired.

 


   It's fingered exactly the same as a Low D whistle and has the same two octave range (the finger holes are closer together and smaller than on a typical Low D whistle). It has a wonderful, deep, flute-like tone, and can be played loud enough to keep up in sessions with other instruments. The individual serial number is inscribed on the back of the flute.

 


  Note that the finger holes for flutes in this key are spaced fairly far apart, and the fingering placement is similar to the method used for a Low D whistle. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about proper finger placement for this flute.

 

 

 


   Also included is a fingering chart and Care Sheet

 

Walking-stick Flute - Low D

 

If you purchase a wooden instrument from us, we recommend that you take a look at the "Care of the Flute" Page at flute maker Terry McGee's website.


 

We are not currently stocking this instrument
(this page is still on our website for reference only)
We recommend that you contact
Sweetheart Flute Co. directly to make your purchase.

 

Orders outside the U.S. must be for a minimum of $30.00 in merchandise!

 



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