These Small Native American Backpacker Drone Flutes are way cool and super priced. Made of beautiful Western Cedar, they produce such a pleasing beautiful tone and are small enough to take backpacking and hiking or anywhere you go! They all include 1 additional tone hole on the back side of the drone chamber (right where your thumb sits) to provide a total of up to 3 notes on the drone chamber! This would be the base note of the scale (ie. on an A flute, it would be A), the major tonic - the second note of the minor pentatonic scale (ie. on an A flute, it would be C - the major tonic is in harmony with all other notes on the flute side just as the base note is) and blowing faster usually produces the higher octave of the base note (ie. high A on the A flute). These wonderful Native American Drone Flutes are designed with the beginner in mind and are the best on the web! These are super amazing looking and sounding Native American Drone Flutes! Each include playing instructions and free domestic shipping within the USA and its territories as well as super inexpensive global shipping. See our shipping page for more info. We also offer optional 432hz or 528hz tuning rather than 440hz for our keyed flutes upon request at no extra charge! (just leave a message in your order if you prefer other than concert tuned to 440hz) Please message us if you need more info! Click on links below to hear the available sound samples of that flute.
Western Cedar Drones:
$89.95 Key of High D
$99.95 Key of High C
$110 Key of High B

Small Native American "Backpacker" Drone Flutes

  • There were a few historical examples of Native American Drone Flutes that have been discovered. The most well know were perhaps in the Calima Cultrure of Central America who made the 4 hole drones with 4 fingerings on each side! These flutes are usually between 12 and 15 inches (30-38cm) long. Size is determined by the key of the flute ordered - smaller flutes are higher in tone and larger are lower. In an effort to keep everything natural, we offer a sunflower oil and beeswax finish on our flutes (more about our finish on our "INFO" page). Don't forget to add a container of our Imitation Bear Fat/Flute Wax to care for your flute and a flute bag to help protect it from the elements! Also, check out our Info page for sound samples, fingering charts and other helpful information!