Flutes

Native American Styled Flutes handmade by Michael Longrider.

All of my woods are handpicked for their individual uniqueness. Most flute makers view these unique markings as imperfections but what they are doing is omitting the true nature and beauty of the woods.

Swirls, whirls and color changes are normal and do not negatively effect the beauty sound and strength of the finished flute. What you get instead is truly a unique flute made just for you.

Poplar woods can have rainbow colors which if exposed to direct sunlight will fade over time and are extremely hard to come by, but when I do get a hold of one I try and incorporate them into the finished flute.

Birches can have swirls that are prized among veneer makers and when posible I incorporate them as well.