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The flute I received is fabulous. I had an issue with a pointy wire edge sticking out of one of the wrap areas and scratching me while playing at first, but a little cajoling with my thumbnail got it tucked under so it wouldn't catch my finger. Otherwise ... all notes are "on pitch" and after a couple of days of experimenting/practicing, I had no trouble getting sound out of it and after a few more days I can keep playing pretty well without losing sound. It appears to be well made, and it sounds very nice....
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
- Rich grain of jacaranda wood lends its extraordinary beauty to this quena flute
- Crafted by hand, it is a legacy of the Inca and an indispensable instrument in today's traditional Peruvian music
- Benito Tito perforates holes of different widths to ensure a sweet sound
- Case emulates pre-Hispanic textiles
- Carrying case included
Benito Tito, known to his friends as Tito Peru is an expert at crafting traditional Peruvian musical instruments. The artist uses a variety of natural materials to make the different instruments, including bamboo reeds, Castilian cane and goat skin.
Tito is very keen to preserve Peru's musical traditions. One of his goals is to equip his workshop better tools so he can make more instruments to sell. 'Aiding in the preservation of our musical heritage is my family's legacy. We have carefully crafted traditional instruments for generations. My greatest goal is to best provide for my family, and to send my five children to college,' the artist notes.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Dimensions||1.0 in. in diameter x 15.0 in. H|
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The flute I received is fabulous. I had an issue with a pointy wire edge sticking out of one of the wrap areas and scratching me while playing at first, but a little cajoling with my thumbnail got it tucked under so it wouldn't catch my finger. Otherwise ... all notes are "on pitch" and after a couple of days of experimenting/practicing, I had no trouble getting sound out of it and after a few more days I can keep playing pretty well without losing sound. It appears to be well made, and it sounds very nice.Read More
it is a pretty artistic piece but the sound is not pretty, and very hard to sustain a note. it is a brash sound too. not a pretty sound. like a bunch of cats fighting. For a spade female.Read More
I ordered these as a gift for my nephew, not for me. He seemed to like them a lot. They looked very nice. That's about all I can say.Read More
This product is beautiful... it is well made and the sound is gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a reasonably priced wooden flute. I absolutely love my Quena flute!Read More
Great quality ! ! but I can not play this instrument. I bought it for my son and I know he will be able to play it well. The bag that comes with it is awesome.Read More
This is a big fat flute. It's polished nicely. Comes with instructions, but you have to really practice to hold it exactly right and get sound out of it. I'm still struggling with that part. But it's sure pretty to look at, the case is really nice, too.Read More
I don't know how to play quena yet, but this is a gorgeous, well-made instrument, and the tones that we have managed to get from it thus far are lovely. Great bargain.Read More
Wonderful quena - beautiful to look at, and a joy to play :) The one I received is in tune, and clearly well made.Read More
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to replace one my husband had puchased that had been damaged by our dog
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