These overtone flutes come from a maker we know in Hungary. They are made from either elder, acacia, or plum. The elder wood provides the breathiest sound and the acacia and plum are both quite penetrating with less audible breath. We carry these in a variety of keys. The fundamental note will be the lowest note playable on each flute. From there, the natural overtone scale is built.
In the Carpathian basin these flutes are known as Tilinkó (overtone flute). Traditionally, they are used in Moldavian, Romanian, Hungarian and Slovakian folk music, but we find them perfect for all types of sound meditation and sound therapy. There are no holes, it plays the overtone system and extra notes are made by covering the end.
Please Note: Due to limited stock, we often sell out of these flutes, but we can custom order you most of them if they are out of stock. Delivery time for custom orders will be 4-6 weeks. Please email us if the flute you are looking for is out of stock.
Keys and Sizing
The following sizing is approximate as these flutes are hand made:
Key of A
- Main Scale: A - B - C# - D# - E - F# - G - A
- Length 29.9 in / 76 cm
Key of C
- Main Scale: C - D - E - F# - G - A - Bb - C
- Length: 25 in / 63.5 cm
Key of D
- Main Scale: D - E - F# - G# - A - B - C - D
- Length: 22.2 in / 56.4 cm
Key of G
- Main Scale: G - A - B - C# - D - E - F - G
- Length: 16.5 in / 42 cm
VIDEO: ABOUT OVERTONE FLUTES
VIDEO: ELDER OVERTONE FLUTE IN "C" PLAYED WITH SHRUTI BOX