Special Love Flutes
The Special Native American Style Flutes
A Unique Design to Save Orphaned Wood
My mentor Clint Carlyle made the first Special Love flute using this design. He made this flute as a gift for his wife. That Native American style flute was made using a piece of wood from the Sun Dance Tree; At the conclusion of the Sun Dance the participants are each give a piece of the ceremonial tree. The piece of wood that Clint got from the tree was too small to make an entire flute all by itself. So he glued it together with another piece of wood so that combined they were large enough for a complete flute.
I call the Native American flutes that I make tin his way Special Flutes. This is because they are made from pieces of wood that are too small to make a complete flute. If I did not take the extra time to glue these small pieces together they would go to into the fire. It is more work to make a Love flute this way. But the result is a very attractive and stable design. Special Native American style flutes are only sold in a few select stores. They can also be made by custom order - perhaps you have some special wood.