Our Basic key of A flutes are the smallest and highest pitched of the three keys of Basic flutes we sell. That makes them ideal for people with smaller hands. This is the most commonly used key for online flute classes (check with your teacher!). This key of flute has a sweet and bright voice.
We offer our Basic key of A flutes in three shades of western red cedar, Light and Heartwood are natural color variants of this wood and Dark Stained cedar has had a iron stain applied to darken the wood. The color is cosmetic and doesn't change the voice of the flute at all.
Western red cedar is a light weight softwood that lends a smooth and meditative quality to the voice of the flute.