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Tu Trees Flutes by Ted Calavan

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After sharing my flutes with my brother Ted in 1993 he became, like most of us, obsessed with creating his version of the perfect flute. Ted loves tradition and strives for perfection. He collects antique tools and built his own lathe out of an old trundle sewing machine. He still does most of his work by hand and I consider Ted one of the best carvers that I have ever met.

His carvings always capture the spirit of life. In 2004 Ted moved his family to Newport, Oregon, were he works for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and creates flutes with the sounds of the ocean ringing in his ears. They love their new home, but having lived in the forests of the Cascade Mountains for several years he laughed when he told me that his new home only has two trees. Thus the name!

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"I use to be firmly in the "Hey for $15.00 get a fishing rod case" camp. I still believe that a fishing rod case is fairly good protection for what it costs, but I recently received my first-ever cases from the Oregon Flute Store and am I ever impressed! I will be giving away my fishing rod cases!!!! I bought several cases of which a number required special custom sizing. Jeff was patient and helpful in guiding me through the necessary measurements and explaining various options. I opted for the full Pendleton coverings and found them to be incredibly visually pleasing. The handles and shoulder harnesses are comfortable and well stitched...... I am not aware of any other product that I would prefer to provide "hardshell" protection for my flutes."


~Lee
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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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