The Draco is my unique handcrafted wooden soprano-D flute. The Draco is named after the flying lizard from South East Asia. The Draco has a quite different tone compared commercial penny whistles such as the Clarke or Feadog, due to its larger bore, bell shape, larger window and wooden construction.
Features of the Draco are:
- They feature a bell which helps improve the volume of the lower notes of each octave.
- They have a tapered bore, reducing the overall length a little
- Each flute is carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow.
- Fully sealed inside and out to minimize effects of moisture
- Range is at least two octaves, D5 to C#7.
Besides D, the flute can easily be played in Dorian mode (scale starting on E), G major and E minor by half-holing the C# tone-hole, A major and F# minor (see fingering chart for the G#) and of course Bm. C major is also possible, requiring half holing or cross fingering of the C# tone-hole and half-holing of the F# tone-hole. Although simple flutes like the Draco are not intended to be fully chromatic, it is possible to play all 12 semitones, with only a few of them requiring half-holing.
Instruction sheet included, with chromatic fingering chart.
NOTES: * Sorry, photo props and lizard are not included. * Instruments are all handmade to order * Wooden parts are made from reclaimed timber, or from wood cut from my own trees.