For Art's Sake

A New & Recycled Boutique

Spotlight Artist: Dave Graves & Spiral Flutes

on September 11, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan & Dave Graves’ Outdoor Traveling Sales Tent for Handcrafted Native American Bamboo Flutes and more..this picture was taken at the CALUSA-SEMINOLE POW WOW

See their new website at : http://www.spiralflutes.com

From Dave:  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MY BAMBOO FLUTES.

BAMBOO IS AN ABUNDANT GIFT FROM THE EARTH, AND I AM GRATEFUL THAT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE ABILITY TO TURN THIS GIFT INTO A BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.

I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN GUIDED BY MANY TALENTED FLUTE MAKERS AND FLUTE PLAYERS THROUGH MY EXPOSURE TO THE LOCAL NATIVE RYTHMNS FESTIVAL , FLUTE CIRCLES AND POWWOWS.   I TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND THE EAST COAST ATTENDING MANY EVENTS AND HAVE WON SEVERAL AWARDS.   MANY OF MY CUSTOMERS HAVE COME FROM AND RETURNED TO EXOTIC PLACES, BRINGING THEIR FLUTES WTH THEM.

THE BAMBOO THAT I USE COMES FROM THE GAINESVILLE AREA. THIS VARIETY, ALSO REFFERED TO AS RIVERCANE, PRODUCES A STRONG, DURABLE FLUTE . THE FLUTES ARE HAND RUBBED WITH NON-TOXIC MINERAL OIL TO KEEP THE FINISHED PRODUCT LOOKING AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE. I FEEL THAT THIS ENHANCES THE SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT BEAUTY OF THE BAMBOO ITSELF.

COMING FROM A MUSICIANS BACKGROUND, I PLACE GREAT INPORTANCE ON TUNING THE FLUTES ACCURATELY TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF PITCH. AND COMING FROM A PLACE WHERE AT ONE TIME I KNEW NOTHING OF HOW TO PLAY A FLUTE, I ALSO PLACE GREAT IMPORTANCE ON PRODUCING AN INSTRUMENT THAT IS EASY TO LEARN ON AND PLEASANT TO PLAY.

MAY THE JOURNEY WITH YOUR FLUTE BE MAGICAL . MAY IT OPEN YOUR SOUL TO FIND YOUR SONG WITHIN.

See Dave’s handmade flutes at Melbourne Beach Thrift Shop & Boutique…each comes with a cover, songbook and instructions to start playing the first day!  They make great gifts from $40 up…

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