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The Double Merlin Signature Flute in the key of high 'C' minor is handcrafted from domestic Aromatic Cedar softwood, a premier tonal wood for sound, which creates a musical voice that is the balance between clarity on the high notes and warm fullness on the low notes. We love double flutes because of how magical they are in the way that they can sound like two people playing the flute together.
All Signature Series flutes utilize a unique airflow design that provides exceptional responsiveness and player control, superior amplification, which makes them ideal for a wide range of musical styles and players.
Tuned in the key of 'C' minor, this flute can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of 'E.'
Double Flutes have two mouthpieces so you can easily switch back and forth playing them as a double flute or a single flute. The unique A-frame body style helps to generate good sound amplification when playing the flute.
The flute is inlaid with Turquoise cabochons, and the flute's fetish is designed to represent a bird's wings in flight. The flute's body is meticulously shaped, finely sanded, hand-finished, and sealed with non-toxic Tung Oil, which is FDA approved for food contact.
The flute is 15.5 inches (39.37 cm) long with a bore diameter of 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) and at the widest point of the A-frame it is 7-inches (18 cm) wide.
Double flutes are as easy to play as the single flutes but they do take a little bit more breath. One side of flute is the melody side (the one with the fingering holes) and the other side of the flute is the drone side of the flute (the one without the fingering holes.) The drone side of the flute has the ability to play the low and high octave of the flute's specific musical key.