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 Post subject: 'Erik the Flutemaker' Flutes
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:05 pm 
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: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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hi Kristos, good to see you again.


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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?

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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.

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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.

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Kristos, Welcome back. :D

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

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Hi Kristos! You were missed and I'm glad you're back.


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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.


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Tommy wrote:
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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:

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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!

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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.

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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.


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Could yall please stop tempting me back in to flutes. :shock:


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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.

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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"? :)

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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!

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Thanks all,
love the poem Tommy!
Tommy, flutes are cool.
You ought to make some! 8)

Merry Christmas all,
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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.


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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.

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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!!

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