The quality of the High Spirits flutes are exceptional!
All High Spirits flutes are constructed with a uni-body design, which means that they are crafted out of a single piece of wood (instead of gluing two halves together as is so common). The tolerances on each flute are precise and measurable to thousandths of an inch. After the hole pattern and air passages are created each flute is hand sanded, buffed and hand burnished and then sealed with several coats of our specially formulated non-toxic hardening oil for durability and clarity of sound. They do not use any polyurethane's on the flutes. Each Native American flute is precision-tuned so that it will blend perfectly with other instruments.
All the High Spirits flutes (Except the Pocket Flute Series) are professional quality and many are used in concert venues.
Excerpts from customer emails and letters about the High Spirit flutes:
...High Spirits flutes offer the quality and consistency I need as a professional. Whether you are a professional or a beginner you know you are getting a flute that will play your song.” - Jan Michael Looking Wolf ...We absolutely LOVE this High Spirits flute! My husband and I both play it. The tone is so beautiful....
...The red tail hawk in G is actually the best flute I have in my collection. High Spirits sure know what they're doing!.. ...The High Spirits flute is a work of art, plays and looks beautiful. ...the best playing flute i own,,,,, ...it is so beautiful, & the sound is Fantastic,so rich & even Haunting....so very peaceful to listen to.. ...I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am with my High Spirits flute! ...WOW, – the sound is enchanting and deep – it is so easy to play! It smells divinely of cedar and leather – and is amazingly beautiful....
....I love my new High Spirits flute! I am surprised at how quickly I am learning basic scales and songs. It's almost like the High Spirit flute is intuitive, like it encourages the beginner to keep going, keep tryin...
Each High Spirits Flute (Except the Pocket Flute series) comes with an excellent DVD that includes instructions on how to play the flute, how to use different techniques, how to care for it, as well as sample songs, and more. An instructional booklet that includes fingering charts is also included. All the flutes are 6 hole and come with a leather tie that easily converts them into a 5 hole flute. When comfortable, just remove the leather tie and experience the use of the 6 hole flute. When used as a 5-hole flute it is in the pentatonic scale. When the 6th hole under the leather tie is exposed the flute will play the relative major key in both the Diatonic and Chromatic scales.
The mid-range and high-range flutes play 1&1/3 octaves. The bass flutes are a one-octave instrument.
The softwoods such as Cedar have a fine balance between warmth and clarity. The hardwoods like Walnut and Birch are very durable and have a bright clear voice. Spanish Cedar is somewhat in between. You can hear sound clips of the individual flutes on the details page of each flute.
Due to the nature of wood the coloring and grain pattern will vary slightly from the photos. Each flute has a warranty against crafting defects for 6 months after purchase.
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To go to our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page click here. Although these flutes are played and endorsed by prominent Native American musicians, these flutes are not Native American made.
Only the Jonah Thompson and Marvin Yazzie flutes are authentic Native American made. Click here to see Marvin Yazzie's flutes.
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