Casey Burns Folk Flute
The Folk Flute is a three-piece wooden flute for playing traditional music: nothing more, but nothing less! Crafted individually by hand in America from African Blackwood by artisan flute maker Casey Burns, each Folk Flute is unique and will only gain character and depth of tone with age — as will all traditional wooden flutes. It is designed for:
- beginning and intermediate wooden flute players
- beginning Irish music players
- whistle players getting a "first flute"
- younger flute players
- experienced players with limited budgets
- experienced players who want a fine instrument for travel
- players who want a great instrument with a proven track record
With the Folk Flute, it is possible for all flute players to have an instrument which:
- is made of well-proven tonewood
- has a traditional conical bore
- speaks easily, with strong low D
- has correct intonation
- can keep up in a session
- is aesthetically attractive
- is reasonably priced
When you buy a Folk Flute, you get an instrument with the weight of 29 years of Casey Burns' acoustical and ergonomic design behind it, tuned and voiced with the same degree of care (even using the same set of reamers) as his more expensive professional grade flutes. The Folk Flute is a professional grade instrument, rendered down to its barest essentials and manufactured in batches to make it affordable. A wooden flute just feels better to the player than a plastic instrument — and its voice will evolve as the instrument ages. The finger holes are closer together than in a cylindrically bored plastic flute and feel better on the hands. The wood adds something complex and lovely to the sound that is lacking in a plastic instrument. Wooden flutes are easy to care for, similar to other common woodwinds such as recorders.
The Folk Flute is made with a 32–33 mm headjoint tenon, which allows for some tuning when playing with others. The headjoint can be pulled out or rolled inward to flatten it as needed. Since most everyone plays at A 440Hz, only a small range of tuning adjustment is needed. The range is similar to that found on wooden recorders.
The Folk Flute comes with a simple cloth case. It does not come with end cap, rings, tuning slide, keys, or retrofit capabilities.
The Folk Flute comes with your choice of standard or small-handed hole spacing. To determine which you should choose, stretch your fingers out as far as is comfortable and measure the distance between the tip of the thumb and the tip of the pinky. If the distance is less than 7.5 inches (19 cm), a small-handed flute is recommended.
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