Buying a flute is entirely a matter of personal preference. There
are a lot of flutemakers available online, and throughout the United States, especially, it's common to meet up with flutemakers
at the various marketplaces and festivals.
To find reputable flute makers, check the wide list of resources on
the World Flute Society or Renaissance of the North American Flute Foundation sites (see our links page) or refer to
our list of resources for ideas of flutists and flutemakers with whom we've personally connected... and contact them
with your questions.
Native American Style Flutes can be made from a variety of woods, often
red cedar , sumac, aspen, etc.... and each wood offers a different warmth and tone.
The best way to find a flute you want, may be to check out several websites
and listen to the flutes offered for sale there. See which tones are most pleasing to your ear, and of course, see which
flutes fit within your price range! Flutes may also be found on e-bay...
Most sites include care of flutes and how to play the flutes, including fingering charts,
and a few songs to get you started.
In the end, your purchase (or gift) will provide you with hours of musical enjoyment and
serenity! A gift of a lifetime!