Drones and Combination Double Flutes

I build two types of double flutes: The first, as seen above, is a drone flute.  It has two flutes of the same length, one of which has no fingerholes.  The flute is fingered exactly like a single flute, except that you also blow simultaneously into both flutes, giving you a drone note alongside the melody you play.  By blowing only into the fingered side, you can play single notes without the drone as well. The second, as seen below, is a true double flute, with two flutes of different sizes and keys played simultaneously.  With one hand on each flute, you play two notes at the same time, with a 5-note range on each side.  Effectively, a soloist can play two flutes at once, albeit with a slightly smaller range on each (with only one hand you can’t get as many notes.)  Still, across the two flutes, you can achieve a range equal to a standard flute.  You can also play either side independently, for a single melody line.  The flutes are in keys set a fifth apart, such that playing identical fingerings on both sides will give parallel fifths, but by changing notes you can play any interval from a minor second to a full octave. I usually make double flutes in the lower registers, to make best use of the resonant low tones.  In general, I make the keys listed below, but if you want a flute made in another key, just let me know. For more information on scales, keys, and woods used, go back to the main flute page. All prices are in U.S. dollars, for sale to North America or Europe, and do not include shipping charges.  For prices in Argentine pesos (or for elsewhere in Latin America), visit the Spanish language version of the page by clicking in the bar to your right, or contact me.)
Drone Flutes
Key:  A $250 (standard woods), $300 (specialty woods)
Keys: F#, G $275 (standard woods), $325(specialty woods)
Keys: E, F $300 (standard woods), $350 (specialty woods)
Key: D $325(standard woods), $375(specialty woods)
Double Flutes:
Keys: D/A (most common, recommended), Eb/Bb, E/B Precio: $400 (standard woods), $475 (specialty woods)