I have had the joy of making bamboo flutes for 48 years and have handmade over 150,000 wind instruments. It has been an adventure making bamboo flutes in Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Fiji, where I got to play for their President.
I settled in Florida due to the great flute making bamboo called Bambusa Multiplex that grew in southern China and settled into Japan for centuries. It arrived by steam ship from Yokohama to San Francisco and came by train to Florida in the mid 1880's, settling into the sub-tropical gardens of pioneer horticulturalists and then into the earliest plant nurseries which spread the bamboo around Florida. Finding old clumps of bamboo to make your flutes has been a joy and a treasure.
We are also providing instruments in Exotic Cocobolo wood from the Pacific rim from Nicaragua to Mexico and working with carbon Fiber and other materials.
Thanks for coming into my flute world, you are about to embark on a musical journey.
Hope we can help!
Erik the Flutemaker.
Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325