Facts & features
Here are answers to some of the questions you might have about a Tim Adams Irish Flute.
||African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
|Weight||303 grams (Blackwood)
||D4 major. (A 440 HERTZ) Primary notes: D, E, F#, G, A B, C#
D. Available notes via crossfingering: C, Bb
||D4 major and D5 major.
|Parts||End cap, cork, headpiece, main piece, foot
|Tone hole distance
from embouchure (mm)
|C# 225, B 260, A 293, G 360, F# 390, E 423, D 510
||Headpiece 19 mm. Main piece conical 19 - 13 mm. Foot 13 mm
||Elipse 11 x 10 (compare classical flute rounded rectangle 12
||3-piece wooden flute
Adams F plug
||African Blackwood is a hard African tonewood. It is often the preferred wood for Irish and classical traverse flutes
because of its tonal quality, density and its sleek black appearance.
|Easy to play
||The holes are
small which is good for fast percussive tunes. The embouchure is an
elipse which allows clear tones all the way up over two octaves.
Lightweight (300 grams compared to ca 450 grams classical Pratten
wooden flute) for less strain while playing.
|Handmade in Sweden
||I get heavy solid square blanks from my suppliers and I turn,
drill, polish and tune them using my small machines and homemade tools
in my basement workshop in Borrby, Sweden. An exciting, interesting and