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September Newsletter and Sale

I wanted to send out another quick mailing to the members of the site who have signed up for these updates and to tell you of the new things happening at Thomas Richardson Music, as well as tell you about our September sale!

My wife Nicole and I are working together on all the bamboo flutes and Nicole is hand carving and painting all of the designs. I am still in the process of updating all of the images on the website to reflect the latest versions of the flutes. Take a look at some of the new images, on our Gallery page, or on the individual product pages. I am adding several new designs this month including a new Gypsy Minor and a new Raga flute called "The Shiva flute" tuned to raga "Shiva Ranjani" and there are other designs coming to the site over the next several weeks.


The new art work and kanji script carving is very beautiful looking and I thank my wife for her wonderful contribution to the flutes! It is a great blessing for me to be able to work with Nicole in this process. I am teaching her how to build these flutes as well.

For now I do all of the building and fine tuning myself.
I also detail the bore (the inside) of every flute in either gold, cherry red or brown. All flutes have brown thread bindings.

I have a new Tunings page, detailing some of the tunings my flutes use: several more new tunings will be added.


Check out the photos in the gallery of the curing process of the Chinese Tonkin bamboo in Hong Kong. This is the bamboo I use to build the flutes with. I use cured Chinese Tonkin bamboo for all of my designs. I love the tonal range, which features a full 3 octaves on most designs. I am importing some new root end stock and am still learning how to work with it and am perfecting those designs which will be hybrid Shakuhachi's with a Quena mouthpiece. I am importing some other rare bamboo with natural markings and some other odd and interesting species to add more special and unique one of a kind flutes on the website.

I am recording Forest Bamboo Flute Meditations and we also released "Kama Shivaya - Shadow of Change" on CD. It is available on the site under the music link up top. New MP3's and we are trying to figure out how we can get video's of me playing the flutes for you and showing you all the wonderful techniques to get amazing sounds out of these flutes!

I am now offering some of the flutes I build in the NATURAL VERSION at a discounted price and I plan to add more designs in the natural version in the future. Check the link to natural versions on the top of the website if your interested. I build custom orders and Nicole can replicate any kind of art you would like on your new flute so feel free to email.

And finally, here is the link to our September Sale!


The sale is only running for the next few days, so be sure to take advantage of our discounts before the timer on the site runs out.

Hope you all are well! Thank you for taking sometime out of your busy day to read this mailing.

Peace, happiness and appreciation to you,

Thomas and Nicole Richardson

Thomas Richardson Music

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I got my flute yesterday. Wow! Who knew that black bamboo could look so good as a flute! Great job on your part. Workmanship was very nice. I like the banding you put across the flute. Nice touch.
Kirk Chandler
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PSF Industries Inc.
Seatlle Wa

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