The Merlin Flute key of C minor - It is made from domestic black walnut and is sealed with non-toxic oils giving it a clear, bright voice and is deeper in tone than the Kestrel "D" flute. It is great for beginners with shorter arms, smaller hands, and is easy to play. This flute is tuned to the key of "C" minor, and it can also be played in the relative major diatonic scale in the key of "E♭".
It is a somewhat of a higher pitched flute, but still has a very sweet voice. It can be played as both a 5 hole or 6 hole flute. It has 6 holes and comes with a leather strap over the 3rd hole down from the top that converts it to a 5 hole flute. Even though the strap is covering the 3rd hole down from the top, I encourage beginners to keep your ring finger on your top hand down over the strap to develop muscle memory. When comfortable and after you have developed good muscle memory, just remove the leather strap and experience playing it as a 6 hole flute.
This flute is 17.75 inches long and includes a free "How To Play The Native American Flute" Book and DVD (Item 26 - DVD & Booklet - How To Play The Native American Flute).
Price: $150.00 (FREE SHIPPING TO USA ONLY)