Flute Wood: Century Osage Orange
Trim Materials: Tasmanian Blackwood, Nigerian Ebony, Solid White Buffalo Turquoise, Nigerian Ebony

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Flute Wood: Century Osage Orange
Trim Materials: Tasmanian Blackwood, Nigerian Ebony, Solid White Buffalo Turquoise, Nigerian Ebony

This Osage Orange (aka Bois D'Arc) came to the Woodsounds Shop though a wonderful client and friend, Wilda. From her ranch in Texas, her husband Dan pulled these old fence posts up. Dan says that these posts were put in the ground at least as early as the 1950's and more likely before 1900. The Osage gets harder as it ages and darker too. Normal Osage Orange is a fantastic flute wood. Though it is not denser than water, it is close to the density of water and more importantly, it is hard, very hard. Driving a nail into one of these fence posts would be an effort in futility.

For flutes the sound that this beautiful wood makes is amazing. It rings full and bright. As it ages, the wood color turns to a dark honey brown.

When my youngest Daughter was 3 years old I made her a High C from Osage. She has played this flute for the last 12 years. It has always been a great flute. However, today, it is a rich beautiful color with a mellow gorgeous sound. No question the flute has become sweeter with age.

There is a very small amount of Fence Post Osage Orange available. If you crave a flute from this wood, please contact us soon. Of course we will always try to get the woods you love, but there is the possibility that this wood will only be used for a very finite number of instruments.