Rising Moon Flutes, located in Raleigh North Carolina, are finely crafted Native American style wood flutes by award-winning Artisan Flutemaker David O’Neal. Each flute is individually crafted and tuned using modern standards, but in keeping with native tradition. The flutes are made from a solid piece of wood or multiple kinds of wood joined together, bored out for a precise, solid instrument. All my flutes are made by me alone, all done by hand, without the use of CNC or laser cutting machinery. The visual beauty of the wood, combined with the haunting sound of the flute, and the subtle feel of the vibrating wood combine to offer a multi-sensory experience.
"I cherish my Rising Moon Flutes, they are among my favorite flutes to perform with and display. The detail in the wood and unique art brings David’s flutes to life before a note is even played." Robin Gentlewolf
"What an honor to work with David on his flutes. I have toured internationally with mine and performed in Jamaica with them. Even though his flutes are a visual work of art, they are also created with the player in mind. The tuning, voicing, and tone are incredible. Plus they are solidly built. Trust me, I'm really hard on my flutes and his have stood up to the 'Looking Wolf travel test'...LOL." Jan Michael Looking Wolf
"In mixing the audio and making the video for projects that include Rising Moon Flutes, the sound of the instrument is as perfectly balanced as it gets for a NASF. When we filmed the live concert Healing at the River, the crew and others were mesmerized by their beauty. " Shawn Justice, Justice Productions
"Collaborating with Jan Michael on his flute creations is one of the highest honors of my flute journey. These special editions would not be a reality without his artistry and energy. Jan's journey with One Heart and his global connection in supporting flute players around the world are part of the inspiration for my flutes." David O’Neal, Artisan Flutemaker