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'Erik the Flutemaker' Flutes
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Author:  Kristos [ Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:05 pm ]
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First thing-
:mrgreen: Howdy y'all! I havn't hardly been at the board because of college. But now that I'm off for the rest of December, you should all see more of me. Depending on just how busy things get. ;)

Ok, I ordered a flute from Erik the Flutemaker, and I want to know about when it'll be shipped. I figure some of y'all would know. I tried calling, but all I get is an answering machine.
Not that I'm in a terrible hurry fer it or anything, but it'd be cool to have an idea. :D

Howdy again! :wave: :sunny:

Author:  Jorg [ Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:10 pm ]
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Kristos,

I met Erik for the first time last weekend at the Dickens on the Strand. He and his wife were heading on to a festival in Tuscon from there(probably this weekend.) So he's probably not home to send out anything, unless he does it from the inventory he's taken with him. I bought my first whistle from him then, and have never ordered anything to be shipped, so I can't speak to that. s'all I know.

Jorg

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:39 pm ]
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He also goes to Mexico and I think even as far as South America on missions trips. He's a serious Christian. It'd be cool if he'd join us here some day. I have a video by him where he gives tips on playing his flutes, and he makes it very obvious that he loves Jesus.

Author:  jrc [ Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:58 pm ]
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I have a meditation flute, a walking stick flute and a D whistle from Eric. They were to be a Christmas present last year and as the date came closer and closer there were no deliveries. My wife, Karen, had ordered them and called Eric to express concern. Immediately, he began to pray and in the course of the prayer Karen heard a truck outside. Of course, it was the FedEx truck with the deliveries.

Eric is awesome in my book. The whistle has a very unique sound, and the meditation flute is in a middle-eastern tonality, probably unuseable in a group but a blast just to play - no pun intended. The walking stick - I'm still undecided about.

Blessings-
jrc :thumbsup:

Author:  Tommy [ Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:41 pm ]
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Hi Kristos, good to see you again.

Author:  bridges-pdp [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:02 am ]
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How serendipitous...I was thinking of hinting to my wife about Christmas gift ideas, perhaps a flute from Erik. I knew he traveled quite a bit, but assumed someone handled order fulfillment while he was away.

I'd have been pretty bummed to find out that she ordered something for me but that I wouldn't be receiving it while on holiday. Perhaps I'll put in an order in the spring for a flute in June.

Kristos please let us know how you like it. Which flute did you order?

Author:  jrc [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:10 pm ]
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Scott,

Eric will be honest with you I think; if he says it'll be there, it most likely will. At least if he has any control over it.

Gotta love a brother who used his proceeds for missions work.

jrc

Author:  Ken [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:21 pm ]
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My wife ordered a Poet's Flute from him for Christmas. It got to us in about a week-and-a-half, if I remember correctly. I love it.

Author:  Kathy [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:22 pm ]
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Kristos, Welcome back. :D

Ken, I am glad to see you posting too. I was wondering how you are doing.

Kathy :)

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:31 pm ]
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Hi Kristos! You were missed and I'm glad you're back.

Author:  Tommy [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:34 pm ]
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bridges-pdp wrote:
Perhaps I'll put in an order in the spring for a flute in June.


I have head that tune somewhere. ;)

Order in the spring for a flute in June
to play some tunes that makes them swoon.

Make it very well, and make it nice
want to play in the heat or the ice.

Not to fancy or plain but made of wood
need one soon that will play real good.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:16 am ]
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Tommy wrote:
bridges-pdp wrote:
Perhaps I'll put in an order in the spring for a flute in June.


I have head that tune somewhere. ;)

Order in the spring for a flute in June
to play some tunes that makes them swoon.

Make it very well, and make it nice
want to play in the heat or the ice.

Not to fancy or plain but made of wood
need one soon that will play real good.
=D> :laughing:

Author:  jrc [ Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:11 am ]
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Tommy wrote:
bridges-pdp wrote:
Perhaps I'll put in an order in the spring for a flute in June.


I have head that tune somewhere. ;)

Order in the spring for a flute in June
to play some tunes that makes them swoon.

Make it very well, and make it nice
want to play in the heat or the ice.

Not to fancy or plain but made of wood
need one soon that will play real good.


Aw yeeaahhhh!!!! Tommy can FLOW ya'll!

8) :P :P

Author:  bridges-pdp [ Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:23 am ]
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Tommy wrote:
bridges-pdp wrote:
Perhaps I'll put in an order in the spring for a flute in June.


I have head that tune somewhere. ;)

Order in the spring for a flute in June
to play some tunes that makes them swoon.

Make it very well, and make it nice
want to play in the heat or the ice.

Not to fancy or plain but made of wood
need one soon that will play real good.


Well, as it turns out, my CB Folk Flute shipped yesterday. So between paying for the FF and needing to sell some whistles to help offset its cost (I didn't go to committee before the purchase) I probably really should wait until summer to consider one of Erik's flutes. Does that sound like adequate rationalization?

I only play about three of my whistles, so if I can sell 3 or 4 of them, at least they would be getting played by someone. And I can turn my practice time more fully to flute for a while.

blessings,

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:37 pm ]
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Oooh, congrats on the folk flute purchase. I sure do like mine. I think the Casey Burns Folk Flute is probably the best deal around in keyless flutes.

Author:  Tommy [ Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:54 pm ]
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Could yall please stop tempting me back in to flutes. :shock:

Author:  RonKiley [ Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:01 pm ]
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I wouldn't tempt you like some people on this board. But the Folk Flute is very, very nice. I am sure glad I bought mine. It is a new challenge for me to learn but it is coming right along. Did I mention that the Folk Flute is very, very nice.

Author:  KittyR [ Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:42 am ]
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bridges-pdp wrote:
So between paying for the FF and needing to sell some whistles to help offset its cost (I didn't go to committee before the purchase)...


Ha ha... I like that line. Does that mean "didn't discuss it with my wife"? :)

Kitty

Author:  Kristos [ Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:40 pm ]
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Havn't read all the replies yet.
The flute came in on time. Actually a bit earlier than allowed, about 1 1/2 weeks.

It doesn't sound like a $500 flute, but I wasn't expecting one. :P
I like it. It plays easy enough. I'd prefer a smaller sound hole, but it's good. I havn't tried it much, though. Gotta put it away 'til Christmas! :?
For the price, it's a good flute!

Be back after supper,
---Kritter

Author:  Kristos [ Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:51 pm ]
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Thanks all,
love the poem Tommy!
Tommy, flutes are cool.
You ought to make some! 8)

Merry Christmas all,
---Kritter

Author:  Tommy [ Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:02 pm ]
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Kristos wrote:
Thanks all,
love the poem Tommy!
Tommy, flutes are cool.
You ought to make some! 8)

Merry Christmas all,
---Kritter


I have made some. I don't play them much because my mouth stays so dry all the time. When I do play them I have to carry chap stick with me all day.

Author:  Kristos [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:28 am ]
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Ok, I was able to really test out the flute.
Excellent tone, very beautiful!
The second octave is a bit tricky.
I plan on buying more flutes from this guy.
Sure beats paying 3-digit numbers for an instrument. :)
Tuning- havn't checked it.
I hope to record a clip soon- there are plenty of nice clips on Erik's site.

Author:  Jorg [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:51 am ]
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I spotted a package on our doorstep from Erik the Flutemaker, that my wife ordered (sound of hands rubbing together) It's now under the tree.

I'll be elbowing my 3yr olds out of the way to get to the tree Christmas morning!!

Author:  jrc [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:27 am ]
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=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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