Picking your instrument: Please let me know in the comment box at checkout, if you are buying for a guy or a gal. Guy flutes have bigger holes. Or let me know you are buying for someone with thin fingers or a small or large hand. This will help me pick your instrument! Thanks!!!
Shipping: We are presently shipping inside the USA for no extra cost! To Canada for $35 and overseas for $56.00 US.
We will ship your flute anywhere in the world! But please keep in mind that your country will charge a customs duty fee when delivering your package, we have no control over that extra charge.
About Erik the Flutemaker...
I have had the joy of making bamboo flutes for 52 years and have handmade over 150,000 wind instruments. It has been an adventure making major and minor and exotic scale 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.
In 2006 we met children at a garbage dump which launched Flutemaker Ministries when we built them a home. One of those kids is presently the President of A Heart To Love who we support. Flutemaker Ministries is a 501c3 non profit public charity bringing food and supplies and medical help to approximately 300 special needs children and supporting feeding centers all around Nicaragua. Many of our supporters are our customers around the world. Thank you!
Thanks for coming into my flute world, you are about to embark on a musical journey.
Hope we can help!
Erik the Flutemaker