NEW Just released, my brand new design, a quenacho inspired flute. The Ezi-Quenacho was inspired by the traditional Andean end-blown flutes widely known throughout South America. The traditional quenacho can be frustrating to learn, because of the difficulty of blowing the end notch accurately and consistently. Hence the Ezi-Quenacho! It is cross between a quenacho and a penny whistle. It has a thumb hole like a quenacho, which helps to get the higher notes more in tune and to get at least some notes of the third octave. My Ezi-Quenacho has a traditional styled foot with a stopped down diameter.
NB,This is a big flute and is not recommended for beginners. The Ezi-Quenacho features a carefully offset 'E' tone hole to simplify fingering. With the offset and use of the 'pipers grip' the Ezi-Quenacho can be played even if you have relatively small hands. The offset on the E tone hole is configured for the conventional hand position, left hand above right hand. If you play right hand above left, get in touch with me and I can arrange to manufacture a Ezi-Quenacho with opposite offset.
The Ezi-Quenacho is in the correct key of D major (D = 293.7Hz) and has an easily playable range of two octaves. The fingerings for notes of the third octave are included in the instruction sheet, but I do not guarantee you will be able to play all them. You can hear a demo of the Ezi-Quenacho on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/john-poletti/ezi-quenacho-demo-little-drummer-boy, accompanied by the Gibson SG and Vox AC30 in the photo. Sorry. guitar and amp not included! :-).