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July 28, 2005

New NAF flute, F#min

Well everyone needs to make a few mistakes in purchasing handmade items. This flute is that for me. It has a lovely tone - which is the important part - and finish, but there are a few problems that I should have caught in the advert but didn't.

The following are things I noticed immediately upon playing the instrument for the first time.

- The fourth hole (from the top) is MUCH larger then the others and slightly off center.  The eBay advert did state the diameter of the holes and I should have noticed that the others are a max of .395 while this one is listed as .53, but I didn't catch that issue.  So it's my problem if I miss the nose on my face.

- The distance between the fingering holes is somewhat narrow for my fingers. The distance is listed as 1 inch over all with 1.55 inches between the third and fourth (from the top) holes. Good to know for future purchases.  *makes a mental note, 1+ inches required.*  As it is I have to modify my playing so I can fit all my fingers into the available space.

- Overall the flute is short for my stance, it's listed as 21 inches long. I think I need to stick with longer ones...hence more spacing between finger holes and from the fetish to the end, more nose room as it were.

- Oh and speaking of my hubby said when he saw the flute "May the bird of paradise fly up your nose" which would, I guess, be preferable to the darn thing backing up one's nose as this bird does.  LOL NAF fetishes seem to be interesting creatures in their own right.  Personally I prefer smaller less obtrusive things that near my face, though some of the carved ones are just gorgeous.  I do like this mockingbird even if he is to large for the flute.  Maybe I'll move him to another flute someday.

Again it has a very nice sound so I don't regret the purchase at all. As with most things in life we need to crawl a bit before we walk, or spend sizable amounts of cash in this case.

Posted by prolurkr at July 28, 2005 07:50 PM

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