THE "SLIGO" MODEL FLUTE

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This model, "SLIGO", is a 2-piece keyless flute in the key of D (non-transposing). Additional distinguishing features are its slender wood tenon, short D foot, and 3 flat bands in Sterling silver. You may wish to compare the emphasized features with those of "CLARE".

"SLIGO" sounds loud and clear for superb performance of Irish music. Classic features include elliptical blowhole and conical bore for the rich harmonics required. With its own tuned bore and profiled, undercut toneholes, this flute gives a clear, buildable tone and crisp ornamentation. Excellent harmonic alignment (octave registration) and accurate scale on A=440. Crafted in well-seasoned African Blackwood, soaked in tung oil, then buffed to a warm glow. An easy-blowing, high-performance flute, designed for maximum playing satisfaction and beauty at an affordable price.

Note: sometimes a wooden flute can shrink around a metal slide, resulting in a crack. To prevent this problem, "SLIGO" has a slender wooden tenon that slides in the head's internal synthetic cork. This proven construction is effective for tuning the instrument without distorting the scale. On the outside of the tenon there are two o-rings that serve as tuning spacers. The crown cap is not linked to the end stopper, thus preserving the factory setting.

Comfortable hole spacing on the left hand (2.86", 73mm) and right (2.70", 69mm). The F# hole is 3/8" (9.5mm) diameter, and the A-hole (#3, left ring) is offset for easy reach. Note: can be special-ordered with zero offset at no extra charge. Lengths are 10" (head), 15.4" (body) or 24.1" assembled (254, 391 and 612mm respectively).

Gives a strong tone throughout its compass, with a respectable presence on E and A, which are sometimes weak on old flutes. "SLIGO" has good honk to cut thru at any session.

This flute has a simple exterior, but beneath the surface lie the results of 40 years of my experience, drawing the best from more than a century of classic, wood-flute greatness. Guaranteed to satisfy the beginner or expert, or your money cheerfully refunded. Please check out my other models: "CLARE" and "SIGNATURE".

Price of the "SLIGO" Model Flute: $595.00

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION: All U.S Domestic orders will be shipped at a flat rate of $8 per order.  International orders will be charged an initial $8 for shipping and upon completion of order processing through PayPal, the customer will be contacted and billed by WD Sweet Flutes for additional shipping charges based on the international location and value of the order.  European customers should contact me prior to ordering for the best shipping options.

 


.mp3 Sound Samples 

mp3     "SLIGO" Flute 
Charlie Hunter's Jig 
played by Walt Sweet
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Cooley's Reel 
played by Walt Sweet
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Planxty Fanny Power 
played by Walt Sweet

Padded Nylon Case with Velcro

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Fits ONYX and SLIGO $39