Nick, Just wanted to tell you that my dad LOVED his walking cane flute...what a great present for the 90 year old who has everything!
My brother, who is a harmonica player, has been serenading him until he learns some songs himself. Although it arrived surprisingly early, no matter how much I beg him, he is adamant that he won't take it out and about to show it off until his actual birthday on October 24th...he promises that he is enjoying it in his apartment until then...
Thanks again for a lightning quick response!
I just purchased an inked bamboo flute in E from you at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and I wanted to let you know that it is a fantastic instrument with a great tone and response. I have about a dozen bamboo flutes from various makers, and this one is by far the best. Thank you!
I wanted to tell you how much I love the flute. I walk with it and play it daily and it has become one of my most cherished things. On a side note, I rubbed the entire flute with ultra fine steel wool which slightly softened the high gloss finish and made it feel like a baby's ass.
Thanks for making such a cool thing.
I recently purchased one of your beautiful bamboo flutes at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and I just wanted to let you know how much I love it. I am the only one in my office during the day and there isn't much to do. However, now, I use my time to practice on my flute and I can hear myself improving everyday. Hope to see you next year at the fest! Thank you!
In a time when affordable means cheap plastic or particle board designed to disappoint and keep markets open, it's nice to know that in Serenity Bamboo Flutes, affordable just happens to be a welcome adjective for an outstanding product. And this is coming from a man who's waited over 30 years for this happy meeting.
Wishing you much and continued success, I am Thankfully Yours,
The bottom line is that the cane flute was so good, I felt at completely at ease ordering the walking stick flute. As I mentioned before, I'm no musician. The best I can do is three Christmas songs on a recorder (and most of five or six more Christmas songs). On a recent outing with friends, the walking stick flute held me up nicely during the "stare at the campfire" portion of the evening. The Civil War came up as a subject and I figured it might be fun to try playing Amazing Grace for effect. The music was critiqued as sounding beautiful, by a rock musician who doesn't normally use words like beautiful. But the fire, the subject (U.S. Civil War), and not my playing but the deep, warm sound of the flute, moved him during our little history lesson.
I've tried different transverse flutes and fifes with no success. I know it's me. I'm no musician. In fact, I joked with my wife that if I could actually play a song (a recognizable song as opposed to those random jazzy exercises!) within the month, it would justify my getting the walking stick. Well within the week, I was able to play what I remember from the Kung Fu theme, and Amazing Grace from the song book that you offer. The explanation on blowing notes was key!
I've wanted a bamboo flute cane/walking stick for over 30 years as a result of my watching the TV series Kung Fu, and later, the film Circle of Iron (aka Silent Flute). It went along with the whole martial arts self-improvement thing. My wife knew about this so she agreed to let me indulge myself.
The cane is beautiful. I was a little worried that bamboo translated as flimsy. That is not the case. It feels good in the hand, has a really nice, smooth finish — and oh yeah — it plays music!
Linda: I received the cane today and it is beautiful, great job. Now all I have to do is have my granddaughter teach me to play the flute. I hope to send some business your way when the other clowns see my cane. Again thank you for the special detail you put into my cane.
Thanks and keep smiling!
I want to thank you for sending the walking stick handle so fast. I really appreciate it.
My husband does not like walking with a cane, but the walking stick he just loves. You and I know that there is no difference except for what we call it, but to me it is a godsend, and I sincerely want to thank you for getting the handle here in time for our son's wedding tomorrow.