There was a popular song a few years ago…”It’s all about the bass, ‘bout the bass, ‘bout the bass, no treble…”.  That’s what’s new in Ugly Boy Flutes.  They’re all in the C4-B3 range, but one is A440, two are A432, and one I left at A430, one of Mozart’s favored frequencies. In bass flutes you can play around with finger hole sizes and separations, but everything has a potential trade-off.  Two have ‘optimized’ finger holes that I’ve left in a straight line but closer together and easier for smaller hands (C4 A432 and B3 A432).  They’re also from the same billet of Port Orford Cedar.  Two were left with a more ‘normal’ spread, but holes rotated for a comfortable reach, but only for left-over-right players.  Those two are in slightly heavier and much fancier woods of curly Maple (B3 A440)  and figured Walnut (A430).  Oh, and there is a behemoth D3 A440 in the works…and I do mean behemoth.  Not for the faint of hands…..  ;-) OMG!  And Spirit Horse #6 to be unveiled SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW THIS WORKS:  If you see a flute you love, email me at the addy below.  You’ll get automatic ‘dibs’ for 24 hours while you mull it over.  The prices shown INCLUDES shipping charges, and each flute comes in a fleece bag with an instruction sheet.  I ship USPS Priority Mail; if you need other services, I’ll need to quote that shipper’s pricing in advance.  Flutes take wing within 1-3 days of ordering, depending on the day of the week and if I find something to tweak upon final inspection. Those that already know the quality of flute I produce know they are hissless and take very little breath to play.  My bass flutes have compromised playing holes that more easily fit average hands.  If I release a flute, I’d be honored to record with it…all that to say I stand firmly behind each one of my singing stick creations.   :-)
10-17-17
Bob Child     weatherflute at yahoo.com