After completing several of these Mustang fetish/totems I have decided to craft in advance several of these new Mustang Fetishes for those of you who may want a new totem for an existing flute. These will be fully completed fetishes. Designed to work with a Native American Style Flute that has the focusing channel crafted or cut into the body of the flute. Is is best suited for a larger bore flute of 7/8″ or better as this totem is a bit on the larger size. The image in above was an 7/8″ Bore flute made for a customer in Cave Creek Arizona. People seem to really like this totem so I thought I would build 3 or 4 on spec.
This totem/fetish will feature a chimney and the standard width is 3/8″ with a depth of around 7mm. If you have a larger bore flute that has a larger windway area please contact me so we can match them up. For example – a 1″ bore flute although typically will have a 3/8″ wide windway are it can be as wide as 1/2″ and still be correct. The chimney needs to match your flutes windway as close as possible so it plays correctly.
The first three will be crafted from an old growth block of Maple. The image that sits on the Port Orford Cedar flute above was crafted from this same block of wood. Each of the totems I will carve will not be finished until I know who will purchase one. Some like their flutes and totems to be oiled and other like a lacquered so the call will be yours. Any fetish purchased will be shipped with a generous amount of 3/8″ Bison leather so you can attach it immediately to your chosen flute.
This is a fairly labor intensive totem so if you have any interest in purchasing one of these Mustang Fetishes please reach out to me by phone or email. This fetish can also be crafted in other wood species if you are looking for another color pattern. Price point will be determined on finish and species of wood selected. If these are available when finished I will price them accordingly at that time. Call or text me at (307) 690-0427 or email me at Sales@Jacksonholetim.com.