Finally! The power and playability of the best wooden flutes, now in affordable polymer. The Shannon flute sounds loud and clear for superb performance of Irish music. Classic features include an elliptical blowhole and conical bore for the rich harmonics required. With the playing specifications of the Sligo flute and the construction of the Onyx whistle, the Shannon has profiled, undercut toneholes to give a clear, buildable tone and crisp ornamentation. Has excellent harmonic alignment (octave registration) and accurate intonation based on A 440Hz. It's an easy-blowing, high-performance flute, designed for maximum playing satisfaction, durability and beauty at an affordable price with easy care. These flutes are shipped directly from Walt Sweet's shop, so they can take 2-4 weeks to arrive. Pitched in the key of low D.
The left and right hand hole spacing is comfortable, with 2.86"/73mm on the left and 2.70"/69mm on the right hands. The F# hole has a diameter of 0.35"/8.9mm. The A-hole (left hand, third finger) is offset for easy reach. Piece lengths are 10.2"/256mm (head), 8.2"/208mm (upper body), and 8.2"/208mm (lower body). The flute is 24.1"/612mm long assembled.
A joint between the hands means that the player can adjust the angular position for comfort. The player can easily tune this instrument by moving the slender tenon that slides in the head's internal o-rings. Additional o-rings join the other components or serve as tuning spacers.The crown cap is integral with the endstopper; the three main sections are machined from solid rod-stock black acetal (like Delrin®, and FDA approved). Laser engraving complements the fine workmanship.
This flute has a simple exterior, but beneath the surface lie the results of 40 years of experience, drawing the best from more than a century of classic, wood-flute greatness. Guaranteed to satisfy the beginner or expert.