Condor Bass Flute Key of LOW D - WalnutHS109W
The Condor Bass has a deep & resonant full voice and is a very popular flute.
Because of the hole spacing people with small hands may have difficulty with this flute, see below for hole spacing. I do have a version of this flute for smaller hands.
It includes a leather tie that you can use to cover the third hole from the top and play it as a five-hole flute. The Kestral in high D plays along in key with this Condor Bass flute in low D.Hear one of these flutes
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It can be played as both a 5-hole or 6-hole flute. It has 6 holes and comes with a leather tie that easily converts it into a 5-hole flute. When comfortable just remove the leather tie and experience the use of the 6-hole.
Odell makes each flute from a solid piece of the finest wood (instead of gluing two halves together as is so common) eliminating splits or separation caused by moisture of the breath. Each flute is finished with three coats of a non-toxic hardening oil for durability and clarity of sound, and it is precision-tuned so that it will blend perfectly with other instruments.
This High Spirits Flute also comes with an excellent DVD with Beginner and Intermediate lessons that includes instructions on how to play the flute, use different techniques, how to care for it, and more. An instructional booklet including fingering charts is also included.
This is a large flute and not all people can comfortable play a flute this long.
Mark down the tone holes from the chart below on a dowel or rolled up piece of paper to see if you can comfortably play this flute.
Note: The diameter of the tone holes are rather large on this flute.
They range from 3/8" to 7/16" and some people have trouble covering the holes.
|Key:||Low D Minor - 6 Hole|
|Total Length:||25 1/2"|
|Mouthpiece to first hole center:||12 1/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #2 center:||13 3/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #3 center:||14 1/2"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #4 center:||15 7/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #5 center:||17 1/8"|
|Mouthpiece to hole #6 center:||18 1/2"|
|Outside Diameter:||1 5/8"|