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Native Flute Buying Guide

Let this extensive guide serve as your resource for purchasing the right native flute for you. With a section for each type of flute, this graph will introduce you to flutemakers and shops selling native flutes. Pertinent details have been given about each business, such as price, materials used, special features of the flutes and additional offerings. Just find the type of flute you wish to see data about, and enjoy the benefits of being able to contrast and compare your different options.

 

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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN ANASAZI FLUTE
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Butch Hall Flutes Non-Native-made Butch Hall $195 Walnut, Cherry, Exotic Woods Exact reproductions of the Broken Flute Cave flutes CDs, flute bags, books Beautiful and authentic construction. Butch hall is a recording artist.
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Aluaki Native-made Marlon Magdalena $50 Oak, Poplar, Bamboo, PVC Beautiful painting and carving Custom flutes Inspired by Pueblo Bonito flutes. Beautifully crafted by a Jemez flute maker.
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Coyote Old Man Unknown Michael Graham Allen Request Quote at mgallen@me.com Various Credited with energetically promoting the Anasazi-style flute Workshops, performances, recordings Michael Graham Allen has been hand-crafting Native American-style flutes since the 1970's.
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Earth Tone Flutes Non-Native-made Geoffrey Ellis $175 - $285 Black Walnut, Curly Maple, Many Exotic Woods Offering two lines of Anasazi-style flutes Many styles of flutes Endorsed by Anasazi flute master player Scott August.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN WOODLANDS FLUTE
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Woodsounds Non-Native-made Brent Haines $370-$1200 Cedar, Exotic Hardwoods Extremely unusual woods, unique fetishes Sheet music, online newsletter Played by Grammy-winners including Robert Mirabal and Bill Miller and NAMMY-winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf.
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Turtle Mound Flutes Native-made John Ellis $50 - $250 Cedar, Sassafras, Ash, Hackberry, Walnut, Cherry Colorful fetishes, paintings, carvings. Very unique CDs, accessories, hand drums Award-winning flute maker. Beautiful samples of custom flute projects on website.
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Wild Wind Creations Native-made David Sanipass $185 - $425 White cedar, Sweetgrass, Sumac Simple, beautiful Miqmaq flutes including Grandmother's flutes N/A Unique opportunity to own a Miqmaq-style Eastern Woodlands Flute.
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Hawk Hurst Flutes Non-Native-made Hawk Hurst $55 - $90 Rivercane, Bamboo Beautiful simplicity of form and materials CDs, books, workshops One of the few rivercane flute makers on the web.
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Ancient Territories Non-Native-made John Stillwell $145 - $310 Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Exotic Woods Extraordinary craftsmanship, beautiful woods, distinct visual look CDs, cabinets, display racks, bags Endorsed by celebrated Native American flute player, Mary Youngblood.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS FLUTE
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
High Spirits Flutes Non-native-made Odell Borg $125 - $585 Cedar, Walnut, Birch Beautiful fetishes and end carvings, inlays and specialty designs CDs, books, cases, stands, videos Gorgeous tone, stunning design and wide selection for everyone from beginners to professional flute players.
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Littleleaf Native American Flutes Native-made Charles Littleleaf $250 and Up Cedar, Exotic Hardwoods Gem and shell inlays, unusual fetishes, stunning overall look CDs, flute cases Highly acclaimed by many flute players, but availability seems limited.
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Shades of Rez Native-made Tim Blueflint $135 - $1200 Plastic, Cedar, Maple, Exotic Woods Simple designs with wide variety of beautiful woods N/A Hybrid Warbling Flutes, very unusual.
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Amon Olorin Flutes Non-Native-made Ken Light $70 - $600 Resin, Red Cedar Sensitive, handsome designs, interesting eagle open end carvings available Hard flute cases, Q&A with R. Carlos Nakai, books Endorsed by premiere flute player, R. Carlos Nakai. Hard to think of a higher endorsement than that.
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Butch Hall Flutes Non-Native-made Butch Hall $50 - $275 Cedar, Walnut, Cherry Nice, simple designs. Some inlay work CDs, flute bags, books Good choice for affordable student flutes, as well as more serious players. Butch Hall is a recording artist.
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Custom Flute Shop Non-Native-made Jeff Calavan $280-$600+ Recycled old growth hardwoods Custom painting, carved ends, custom orders Dream flutes - quite unusual Endorsed by Grammy-winner Douglas Spotted Eagle and Flutemaker Charles Littleleaf.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR ANDEAN QUENA
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Shakuhachi Unknown Various $45 - $110 Bamboo This shop sells world flutes, including several Andean varieties World flutes, accessories Offers a Made-in-South-American Quena.
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Novica Native-made Benito Tito $30 - $50 Bamboo This shop is selling Quenas and other instruments by flutemaker, Benito Tito Other Andean instruments, such as the Charango and Siku. Pretty styling, nice carrying bags..
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Tiendas Latinas Unknown, but has Made in Peru option Various $150 - $350 Songo, Quime, Bamboo This shop sells both Quenas and Quenachos Numerous South American products A well-stocked shop for Andean music enthusiasts
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Bolivian Mall Unknown Various $25 - $45 Various options This shop offers accessories for quenas, as well as instruments Some unusual options in terms of finishes Offers a Quena instruction booklet
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Erik the Flute Maker Non-Native Erik the Flute Maker $45 - $95 Bamboo Decorative carvings available Quena bags and DVDs Located in the United States.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR ANDEAN PANPIPES
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Shakuhachi Unknown Various $25 - $95 Bamboo This shop sells world flutes, including the malta, chuli, sanka and antara World flutes, accessories A good site for comparing the different types of Andean panpipes.
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Novica Native-made Benito Tito $20 - $40 Bamboo This shop is selling Zampoñas and other instruments by flutemaker, Benito Tito Other Andean instruments, such as the Charango Simple, basic versions of the Indigenous panpipes.
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Tiendas Latinas Unknown, but has Made in Peru option Various $55 - $150 Songo, Quime, Bamboo This shop sells many different types of Andean panflutes Numerous South American products Offers zampoñas for students, concert and professional levels.
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Bolivian Mall Unknown Various $29 - $99 Alto Beni This shop sells many types of Zampoñas Also sells other Andean instruments Offers a nice Panflute bag for protecting your instrument.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR AUTHENTIC AMERICAN OCARINA
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
The Music Stand Unknown Unknown, but described as made in Peru $10 Clay Lovely painted design and traditional string for wearing around neck This music store sells many instruments and accessories Much like the ocarinas sold on the streets of Peruvian cities.
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Bolivian Mall Unknown Unknown $14 - $20 Clay Gorgeous handpainted designs This store sells a wide variety of South American products Check out the fantastic monkey-design ocarina. Really unique!
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Novica Native-made Patricia Jara $24 - $30 Clay Set of 4 ocarinas with neck strings This store is associated with National Geographic and has many interesting products Truly wonderful handpainted designs on these.
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Dos Manos Unknown Unknown, but described as made in Latin America $6 Clay Unusual Mesoamerican Parrot Ocarina This shop sells many different handcrafts Parrots were highly featured in the artworks of the Mayans and Aztecs.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR AUTHENTIC DOUBLE FLUTE/DRONE FLUTE
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Yxayotl Native-made Xavier Quijas Yxayotl $575 - $700 Clay Exquisite museum quality double flutes in the Mayan/Aztec style, including Corn Lady and Moon Goddess Forms CDs, Drums, Masks, Art These double flutes are for serious musicians who wish to invest in the work of a modern Indigenous artisan making extraordinary beautiful flutes.
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High Spirits Flutes Non-native-made Odell Borg $150 - $350 Walnut, Birch, Cedar Plains-style Drone Flutes of exceptional craftsmanship and beauty DVDs, flute bags, whole array of flutes Odell Borg also makes a beautiful Triple Flute.
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Spirit Of The Woods Flutes Non-Native made Ed Hrebec $350 - $500 Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Exotics Cartridge-style drone flutes incorporating such handsome woodwork CDs and Accessories Endorsed by professional musician Mark Holland, Ed Hrebec's Flutes are designed with such sensitivity to visual beauty. A pleasure to look at his work.
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Fretwell Flutes Native-made Jerry Fretwell $250 - $550 Cedar, Birch, Oak, Maple, Ash, Exotic Cartridge-style drone flutes made of very beautiful wood Carrying bags, boxes, and other accessories Simple designs and very beautiful. Offers custom-made drone flutes.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR AUTHENTIC TARKA FLUTE
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Bolivia Mall Unknown but Made in South America Various $12 - $60 Wood Individual Tarka flutes as well as sets of all sizes of the these flutes Numerous Andean Instruments This shop offers a great selection of tarkas, from the simplest to beautifully carved ones.
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Bolivian Llama Flutes Unknown but made in Bolivia Various $12.50 Wood Offering one hand painted and hand carved Tarka flute This shop specializes in llama-themed gifts Nice little llama carving at the end of the flute.
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The Latin Store Unknown Various $15 Wood This Australian company offers a colorful painted Tarka flute Many Andean arts and crafts for sale A good place for Australian flutists to buy a Tarka.
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African Treasures Unknown but Made in Bolivia Various $8 - $12 Wood Handpainted Tarka flutes in 2 sizes Though this store specializes in African instruments, it's nice to see they include other types of flutes, too A very reasonable price to get your hands on a Tarka of your own.
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GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR AUTHENTIC MOSENO FLUTE
Company Native Made? Flutemaker Price Range Materials Special Features Additional Offerings Additional Notes
Un Mundo de Bambu Native-made Àngel Sampedro del Rió Contact for Price Bamboo Different sizes of Moseños Many kinds of flutes and instruments Located in Argentina. Website is bilingual.
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Kaypacha Native-made Gonzalo Ceballos Contact for Price Bamboo Professionally-made Argentinean moseños Many kinds of flutes and instruments Website is bilingual.
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Flautas Heredia Native-made Rolando González Heredia Contact for Price Bamboo Extremely beautiful, simple moseños Other wind instruments Located in Veracruz, Mexico. Website in Spanish only.
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Latin American Institute Unknown but Made in Peru Unknown $16 Bamboo Painted with handsome designs Other Peruvian instruments and gifts The Latin American Institute is located in New York. Website in English.
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Bolivia Mall Unknown but Made in Bolivia Unknown $25 - $80 Bamboo Offers plain and decorative moseños plus a set of 11 flutes This importer offers extensive Bolivian gift shopping Website in English.
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