Walnut Drone Ships to Idaho
Funny how things work out. This Walnut Drone is a good example. Sometimes some things are just to be. When I started this flute I had a specific person in mind for whom I have built several flutes for. Originally I had started this flute for Mary in mind but as fate has it – it was not meant to be… at least initially. Some things changed in Mary’s world and this flute was just not going to end up in her home. I decided to continue to build it as if I would be building it for her and this was the end result.
Reluctantly I listed this Drone for sale on Jacksonholetim.com and from the very beginning it generated a lot of comments and interest. Recently I had a small flurry of offers for this flute but something inside just said no. Although the price point was already below what this flute should have been marketed at I was ok with it as long as it was able to claim a fair price and a good home. I had just turned down an offer on this flute when BAM it sold.
I woke up to an alert on my phone and I could see that there was an order for the Drone. When looked at the order and saw who had just purchased it, it made my heart full. The very person who this flute must have been destined to be and in my opinion just the right person. I shipped it off to Mary with a day or so and woke up this morning to this testimonial below. What can I say but simply that I am humbled…
So just one more “long” comment after spending major time with the new addition to my flute family…it takes a lot to leave me in so much amazement that I am speechless, yet that is how I felt sitting there with this flute. I am looking at all the details, the wood, the finish, the smoothness and trying to wrap my mind around how anybody could create something so visually perfect and at the same time with such a musical voice. One time you commented that maybe someday you would make me the perfect flute…I think the mission was accomplished. The more I play it and it gets it’s true voice, the more it sounds almost like a set of bagpipes and my daughter said that when she hears it she sees wide open spaces like you would find in Ireland or Scotland. Other times when played more softly the harmony is so smooth that it flows like fine silk. Each flute has it’s own mystery component and the details of this flute were absolutely divinely inspired in more ways than I can explain. While trying to wrap my mind around the “true” value of this instrument. I can only say that it couldn’t possibly have a price point that would match that value. These are the kinds of instruments you were meant to build, the priceless kind, that people will stand back in amazement and awe that they get to enjoy something so special. In our carbon copy world of commerce very few people get to sit in the presence of such incredible value. Hopefully these comments will stay with you as you continue to fellowship in the carpentry shop with the King of Carpenters! This morning I am celebrating the talent and excellence that make you the artist that you are and praying that only those who will truly appreciate your gifts get to enjoy them. Also praying that finances in abundance, come from unusual sources, to free you to create for this audience. Feel free to post all or part of this glowing recommendation on your blog…LOL! I am not a women of few words when she has something to say!
Mary Blakeley, Athol Idaho
Play Sample of Black Walnut Drone Flute Here:
There is nothing more satisfying to know that you hit the mark for a client. Mary is a special lady and she trusts me implicitly and always gives me complete artistic freedom. What more can I ask for. Finally this might all sound like I am bragging a bit and to be truthful I actually am!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!