This flute blank is a one of a kind Black Limba, that will make an absolutely amazing flute.
Limba heartwood is a light yellowish to golden brown, sometimes with grey to nearly black streaks and veins. Wood with such darker figuring is referred to as Black Limba, while plain unfigured wood is called White Limba. Sapwood is a pale greyish to yellowish brown, not clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Color tends to darken with age.
Limba is a light weight hardwood with a Janka Hardness: 670 lbf (2,990 N). Therefore this flute blank will be very easy to work with, similar to that of Eastern Cedar. However, we have noticed that the grain pattern is wide and figured, but doesn't normally have the tear out you would experience with Eastern Cedar. Limba is been long used in the making of fine musical instruments, and has tone qualities that would revival any fine wood species. You should expect a smooth, clear, haunting tone coming from this flute. We think it's one of the finest flute blanks we have to offer for tone quality like non other.
We have very limited quantities, so order while supplies last.
Our exclusive CNC designed flute blanks are like no other. CNC routing significant increases the accuracy of cuts, allowing our blanks to achieve much tighter tolerances and providing you with an air tight attractive flute blank with minimal effort.
Due to the smooth movement and consistent speed of our CNC machines, each blanks sound chambers typically require very little sanding on the inside. Some wood species varies in that the grain will stand up more than others. However, our experience is a flute blank that requires minimal effort before glue up, allowing you to get to the fun part of putting character into your flute.
All of our CNC flute blanks come with precision cut blow holes, slow air chamber, exit holes, focus channel, true sound hole, and sound chamber pre-cut for you. Only light sanding, minor shaping of air holes, and carving the "Cutting Edge" is required by you before glue up.
Our exclusive slow air chamber ramp (SACR) design allows for smooth consistent air flow all throughout the windway and across the cutting edge. What this means is your flute will produce a clean, clear, sound with reduce effort compared to that of traditional flute designs.
Perfect centering alignment of our Blow holes, allow for consistent airflow into the SACR and increased back pressure providing a rich clean tone.
- 24" Total Length
- 3/8" Blowhole
- Approximately 1-7/8" Wide by 1-3/4" Height when glued together
- Single 7/8" Bore Sound Chambers
- Pre-cut Blowhole, SAC, Exit Hole, Focus Channel, True Sound Hole, and Sound Chamber.