The Merlin in the key of “C” minor is made from walnut, a domestic hardwood. The flute is sealed with non-toxic oils, giving it a clear, bright voice. It is a highest key of “C” flute we make and is a good accompaniment flute for the Condor Bass “C” flute. It is very easy to play and durable, making it ideal for outdoor use such as hiking and backpacking. It is 17.75″ long. This is a 6-hole flute, we cover the 3rd hole from the top of the flute (known as the 6th hole) with a leather tie, giving the option to use it as a 6-hole or a 5-hole flute.