Looking Wolf Vertical DOUBLE Signature Flute (Woodsounds)
This stunningly beautiful vertical double flute is more than a unique work of art. Each flute is crafted with a sweet, clear voice and precise tuning so the player can truly enjoy every note. Jan Michael worked with NASF maker Brent Haines in the early 2000s to design what would be the first ever vertical double flute with an advanced air flow system. Now, they again put their hearts together to take it to the ultimate level. The process and collaboration for this amazing flute spans decades for it to become a reality. Looking Wolf Woodsounds Signature Series Flutes represent a combined 40 years of experience with the instrument. Brent, Jan Michael, their families, and teams put an extraordinary amount of thought and care into every step of the flute's creation.
The body is made from hand selected Chechen wood which presents a warm, clear tone. The unique patterns within the grain are prevalent even from a distance. The mouthpiece and end cap of the flute are color enhanced Box Elder Burl, which was selected after months of searching for the most beautiful compliment to the Chechen body. The Totem base matches the mouthpiece and end cap. On top, the totem is in the shape of an arrow head, carved from engineered turquoise with silver wire inlay. A hand inlaid wolf paw with matching turquoise and silver is placed perfectly between the totem and top finger hole. Additional turquoise and silver adorn the flute on each end that tie it all together.
It took decades and a "Tribe" of people to make this flute a reality. Here's some thoughts from members of our team:
"This flute is so beautiful, photos cannot relay just how naturally and yet visually artistic it is. Before its even played, this flute sings!"
Shawn Justice, NASF Event Producer and Media Engineer
"I have never played a flute like this before. It's beyond words. Hard to believe but it really does sound even better than it looks!"
Tim Yett, Award Winning NASF Recording Artist and Producer
"When I received my Looking Wolf Woodsounds Signature Flute, it was really an experience that I'll never forget. It feels so balanced in my hands and becomes part of me when I play it. The volume of this flute is incredible but at the same time, each note is clear, warm and rounded. So honored to have this as part of my collection and looking forward to performing with it!"
Robin Gentlewolf, Award Winning NASF Recording Artist
"The journey of making this flute with Jan Michael has been incredible. We wanted to create something that represented his own path and artistry, but also on its own would be an instrument to touch the hearts of anyone who plays it. Or hears it!"
Brent Haines, Artisan Flutemaker
"I am so grateful that this vision finally came to be and now it can be shared with the world. Many thanks to Brent and everyone on the team for all their hard work. This is truly a remarkable instrument that will enhance the journey of any player. My heart is full of gratitude just to be part of it. Sending love to you all."
Jan Michael Looking Wolf, OWMR Lifetime Achievement Recipient - NASF Recording Artist, Performer, Educator, and Author