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Toubat Replica Flute
In tribute to my late friend Dr. Richard W. Payne

Toubat Replica FluteThis Toubat replica flute was created out of respect and admiration for my late dear friend Dr. Richard W. Payne. I like to call him Doc. It was Docís wish to keep the traditional F# major warbling flute alive, and to share it with anyone who plays the flute.

The Toubat flutes design is based on a flute created by the outstanding Kiowa flute maker, Belo Cozad and was played by the late famous flute player Doc Tate Nevaquaya. Doc Payne dedicated more than 60 years of his life to preserving this Native American art form. I was invited by Doc to spend countless hours with him in his shop to learn his methods of crafting the Toubat flute, and learn of the flutes rich history. When Doc was still alive he gifted me his signature to be made into a burning iron, so that each flute would bear his name. This signature assures the buyer that they have purchased a true replica based on his methods and design. Each flute is created using his original tuning jig and his files to insure proper tuning and warble. In the old style of plains flute playing, the vigorous warble on the fundamental note was highly regarded. It was Docís desire to keep this warble alive. Each Toubat replica comes with a soft Pendleton case and a pamphlet explaining the history and how to play it.

"Doc Payne and I (right) both played the Toubat Signature flutes from the Oregon Flute Store and we were both pleased and impressed with the sound quality, workmanship, and the warble. The Toubat Signature flutes have a very clean sound and the feel of the original Toubat flute. Now, I can leave my original Toubat flutes at home where they are safe and play the Toubat replica flute when I need this very special sound for my concerts or school programs. With my eyes closed I can't tell the difference between the instruments and I am very happy to endorse the Oregon Flute Store's Toubat Replica Flute."
ó Peter Phippen
Canyon Records Recording Artist
Native American Music Awards Nominee

Vision Flutes by Jeff Calavan

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Toubat Replica Flute

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I purchased the Nest to carry and store my flutes. Last year we had some severe weather. I put my prized flutes in the Nest and stored them in the basement in case of a tornado. Well, the next morning the house was still standing but with the wind and heavy rain we had some flooding in the basement. My wife was the first to go down and when she yelled up to say we had water and my flute bag was sitting in it I got down there real quick. I unzipped the Nest fearing my flutes were wet only to find the inside bone dry. With a big sigh I unloaded the Nest and toweled off the outside. The bag is made with such quality construction it looks like new.
~Ron Hartling
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We offer flutes crafted by several flute makers. Some are Native; Some are not. We do not claim to be affiliated with a Native American Tribe. Some of our flutes are considered to be Native American Style Flutes. Not all our instruments and accessories are being made by tribal recognized Native American Indians. We will indicate in the product description if the item is Native made. Please visit The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 for more information on this issue. 
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