2 Foot Asavari Raga Bamboo Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:40

77.77 USD

Built from cured Chinese bamboo. This exotic flute is 2 feet in length. Styled after the Bansuri flute designs from India though mine are more like Oriental flutes with a Far East tuning. Custom carved art adorns most the flute body. The bore is colored in Cherry Red color with hemp bindings.

Tuned to a North Indian Raga called "Asavari Raga". Tuned in A440 HZ usually in the key of C and B minor. The intervals of this scale in C are C, D, EFLAT, F, G, AFLAT, BFLAT. Very unique and exotic wonderful scale. Contemplative, meditative. I believe I am one of the few flute builders building flutes in this scale. I can build this tuning into other lengths and keys so contact me if you have a custom request for this flute.

3 octave range. 6 finger holes. No thumb hole.

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4 Foot Carradine Style Kill Bill Flute Replica by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:25

91.77 USD

A custom bamboo flute design by Thomas Richardson Music, inspired by the bamboo flute that David Carradine plays in scenes from Kill Bill. The flute featured in the Kill Bill films is a David Carradine bamboo flute design.

David was a unique flute builder, he grew his own bamboo, he harvested it, and designed amazing and unique bamboo flutes for himself. He tended to set the breath hole a couple cells down the bamboo near the center depending on what length of bamboo he was making his flute out of. The flute he designed for the film, the Silent Flute is an example of his creative flute building genius. The flutes I am listing on Etsy are very similar lengths and look like the flutes Carradine made for Kill Bill, Kung Fu tv series and for the Silent Flute by Bruce Lee.

This flute is built from cured Chinese bamboo stock and is around 1 1/4 inch in diameter and each piece varies a bit as no two bamboo pieces are exactly the same so each flute is unique and one of a kind. 48 inches in length with a double chamber of pole length above the breath hole and built in the David Carradine Kill Bill flute style. The flute can be rested on the left shoulder like a violin when playing . Plays the Major Pentatonic scale and the Pentatonic minor scale usually in F# or G#. 4 holes on top with a thumb hole like a Shakuhachi flute. 2 + octave range. A440 tuning. Natural in look there are no carvings or artwork on this flute.

All holes are burnt via burning rods. The bore is created via burning and then colored in cherry red. Fire and water are used exclusively within my flute building process. Brown hemp bindings.

The length and feel of this flute is inspired by the flutes of the ancient Shaolin Kung Fu masters.

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Exotic Japanese side blown flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:25

67.77 USD

14 inches in length. 5 holes. A440HZ tuning. A modified Japanese side blown flute. Asian scale with 5 finger holes. Very mysterious and meditative in sound. Inspiring and easy to play. No thumb hole. Made from cured Chinese bamboo. Custom staining. Hints of gold in the finish. The bore is detailed in Cherry Red. Brown hemp bindings. All holes are burnt. Fire and water are used exclusively within my building process.

This modified Japanese flute features a colorful and beautiful carving utilizing a classical Asian wave motif which is lightly modified.

Wonderful range of sounds. 2-3 octaves.

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5 Foot Shaolin Kung Fu Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:30

105.00 USD

A custom bamboo flute design by Thomas Richardson Music, inspired by the bamboo flute that David Carradine plays in scenes from Kill Bill. The flute featured in the Kill Bill films is a David Carradine bamboo flute design.

David was a unique flute builder, he grew his own bamboo, he harvested it, and designed amazing and unique bamboo flutes for himself. He tended to set the breath hole a couple cells down the bamboo near the center depending on what length of bamboo he was making his flute out of. The flute he designed for the film, the Silent Flute is an example of his creative flute building genius. The flutes I am listing on Etsy are very similar lengths and look like the flutes Carradine made for Kill Bill, Kung Fu tv series and for the Silent Flute by Bruce Lee.

This flute is built from cured Chinese bamboo stock and is around 1 1/4 inch in diameter and each piece varies a bit as no two bamboo pieces are exactly the same so each flute is unique and one of a kind. 56 inches in length with a double chamber and sometimes triple length of pole above the breath hole and built in the David Carradine Kill Bill flute style. The flute can be rested on the left shoulder like a violin when playing . Plays the Major Pentatonic scale and the Pentatonic minor scale 4 holes on top with a thumb hole like a Shakuhachi flute. 2 + octave range. A440 tuning. Natural in look there are no carvings or artwork on this flute.

All holes are burnt via burning rods. The bore is created via burning and then colored in cherry red. Fire and water are used exclusively within my flute building process. Brown hemp bindings.

The length and feel of this flute is inspired by the flutes of the ancient Shaolin Kung Fu masters.

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Reiki Symbol Flower of Life Egyptian Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:49

63.77 USD

Made from Cured Chinese Bamboo. 3 octaves. A440 concert pitch tuning. Usually keys out in D or E Flat Minor.

This flute features 5 holes with a thumb hole like an Oriental flute though tuned with an Egyptian style tuning that you would hear on a middle eastern Ney flute.

Hand carved and painted with the Reiki symbol Cho-Ku-Rei on the front of the body of this healing sounding Eastern meditation flute.

Flower of Life symbols adorn the lower half of the flute body.

21 inches in length. Brown thread bindings. The bore is detailed in cherry red.

Easy to play with mystical Eastern sounds! If you want Ney like sounds in a side blown flute, this bamboo flute is it.

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3 Foot Carradine Style Kung Fu Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:49

70.77 USD

Kung Fu Television series inspired 3 foot bamboo flute!

You've seen Tarantino's "Kill Bill" with David Carradine playing the role of "Bill" and the bamboo flute Carradine plays in Kill Bill. You have seen the bamboo flute in the Kung Fu TV series. You may have seen the flute Carradine designed for Bruce Lee's "The Silent Flute" and in all cases you were inspired by the vision of these flutes.

I am inspired by the flutes David Carradine built during his life so I have created several flutes in the late actors design model. My Kung Fu flutes and my Zen flutes sre inspired by Kung Fu and watching it with my family in the 70's as a child and when I first saw that flute that Carradine played and also built.

The length and sound of this particular bamboo flute is inspired by the flutes of the ancient Shaolin Kung Fu masters who used their instruments as walking sticks, martial arts weapons and as instruments of music.

Built from cured Chinese bamboo. All holes are burnt via burning rods. There is a pole chamber above the breath hole that adds length to this flute and can be rested on your left shoulder when playing.

The flute is created with a mix of fire for burning and water for washing back out. I color the bore in cherry red. Brown hemp bindings. 440 hertz tuning. 4 holes on the front and a thumb hole on the back like the Shakuhachi flute. Pentatonic minor tuning in either G# or A usually..

Kanji script for Kung Fu is carved on the flute body to enhance the intention of this beautiful bamboo meditation flute.

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1 foot Shakuhachi built from cured Chinese stone bamboo by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:48

43.99 USD

Design by flute builder Thomas Richardson

Fire treated finish, sealed in bee's wax with hand carving and painting by my artist wife Nicole Richardson. This beautiful small Shakuhachi features a colorful peacock above the tone holes. Strong cured bamboo stock.

1 Foot in length. 4 tone holes. A 440 concert pitch tuning. Pentatonic tuning.

Built from Chinese Stone Bamboo. Custom mix of eco-stain.

The mouthpiece and the inside of this flute have been treated and colored with fire and dark water based stain. The bore is detailed in burgandy.

Brown thread bindings. Meditative sounding!

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1.2 Foot Shakuhachi Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 06:50

57.77 USD

Beautiful small Shakuhachi bamboo flute and beautifully hand carved and painted. Quena flute style mouthpiece like a Shakuhachi and features a unique bird above the finger holes. Built from cured Chinese bamboo stock.

1.2 feet in length. 4 tone holes. A440HZ tuning. 2 octave range. No thumb hole. Pentatonic minor scale usually in B or B flat.

Green bamboo thread bindings. The mouthpiece and bore are created via burning with a selection of burning rods. The bore of this flute is colored in Cherry Red. Amazing fun and easy to play!

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16 Inch Zen Meditation Bamboo Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:00

55.77 USD

16 inches in length and built from cured Chinese bamboo.

Custom gloss finish. The bore is detailed in cherry red.

Tuned at 440HZ tuning. All holes are burnt via burning rods. You can play very interesting sounding Asian musical lines with a simple straight up and down the scale fingering. Very meditative in sound and does not take much breath at all to play. Tuned to the Pentatonic minor scale in G or F depending on bamboo diameter.
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3 + octave range

Kanji script for Zen has been hand carved and painted onto the body of the flute by Ryan Bemis.

5 finger holes total, including the thumb hole on the bottom of the flute body similar to the Japanese Shakuhachi.


From Northern Ireland professional musician Raymond Robinson's website, a review of my flute building work: "Sometimes when you are researching flutes you come across wonderful makers who are quietly making fascinating flutes. They deserve a wider audience and one of those makers is Thomas Richardson. I now own a unique one off design Middle Eastern Forest flute from Thomas' wide range. These are not expensive instruments but are made with the highest care and quality. This is a four holed flute with thumb hole and has a great scale. Take the opportunity to visit Thomas flute building work online. He has a large range of flutes. Just brilliant."

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27 Inch Zen Buddhist Meditation Flute by ForestFlutes

Etsy Listings - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:10

67.77 USD

Zen Buddhist Meditation Flute

Beautiful cured Chinese natural bamboo with a beautiful gloss finish. Brown hemp bindings. All holes are burnt via burning rods. The inside of the flute is detailed in Cherry red.

Tuned in the Pentatonic minor usually in C# or D. Tuned at 440HZ. Straight up and down the scale fingering sounds meditative and very Asian. 2-3 octave range of sounds.

An easy flute to play with wonderful sounds to explore. Small holes and very light in weight.

Hand carved and painted Kanji script for Zen enhances the intention of this beautiful flute. Each carving is slightly different and each flute is 100% unique and one of a kind.

Head out into special nature spots to play or to walk to great acoustical spots in your neighborhood which feature natural reverberation. I find the interesting spots can help you to tune in more and explore the sounds of your new flute.

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Hi Thomas. Great Flute! Awesome art work! Thanks for the note. I completely understand. I made a quick recording. Hope to purchase one of your Shakuhachi's soon. Thomas Losito, NY, USA

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