Spalted Curly Mango with Monkeypod Endcaps and Nest Key of F#
This is a Spalted Curly Mango and Monkey Pod Native American Style Flute in the Key of F#.
It is tuned to 432 htz. and has a powerful voice with a strong fundamental note.
I choose to focus on using locally sourced woods from around the Hawaiian Islands. Mango is an amazing tree that not only has delicious fruits but the wood is also stunning. Monkey Pod is another large beautiful tree that grows all over the islands. It is called the rain shower tree because it closes its leaves when it rains. Both woods are hardwoods and very durable.
I create my flutes from my off grid home, surrounded by jungle, on the island of Maui. I burn and carve the sound area as well as burn the playing holes and mouth hole by hand. The burning of the wood gives the flute a long lasting aroma of each wood I use.
I use only all natural organic products in creating my flutes. I apply multiple coats of tung oil and shellac. I then finish it with custom made wax made out of Beeswax, Carnauba wax, tung oil and essential oils. I have found this to be the longest lasting protection for my flutes.
Mahalo and I look forward to connecting with you.