The Kassa Flute Co. specializes in hand-crafted West African Fulani-style flutes. Order your own custom flute here.
Browse through the available flute options below, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Our Fula flutes are handmade and unique. Each flute is adorned with cowrie shells at the head and body in the traditional style, and decorated with colorful fabrics (a combination of leather, suede, hemp, and Malian mud cloth).
Our flutes are available in 4 Keys:
Key of A♭: our smallest flute, notes ranging from C4 to F6. Its higher range helps it be heard above drums, and its smaller size and closer tone-hole placement makes it friendlier for smaller hands. Length: 26 in. (66 cm)
Key of G: a nice mid-sized flute with great tone and playability. Note range is B4 in the lowest register to E6 in the upper. Length: 27 in. (68.6 cm)
Key of G♭: a larger flute with a mellow, rounder sound that sounds wonderful with kora, ngoni, guitar, etc. Notes range from A♭4 in the lowest register to E♭6 in the upper. Length: 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Key of F: our 2nd largest/deepest flute. It is wonderfully expressive and moody with a rich, mellow sound. Notes range from A4 in the lowest register to D6 in the upper. Note: Its larger size may make it a stretch for smaller hands. Length: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Key of E: our largest/deepest flute. It is has a rich sound and expressive quality. Notes range from G♯ in the lowest register to D♯ in the upper. Note: Its larger size may make it a stretch for smaller hands. Length: 32 in. (81.2 cm)
In addition to your choice of key, each flute comes in two different tuning styles:
Standard (Western) tuned: This uses the standard western tuning that allows it to be played along with piano, guitar, and other Western instruments.
Traditional (Equidistant): this is the tuning found in West Africa. It uses an equidistant scale, meaning that the notes are equally spaced, giving it an authentic African sound. These flutes are meant to play traditional music, and sound great with instruments like balafon, ngoni, drums, etc.
To learn more about the difference between the two, check out my audio blog post on the Kassa Flutes website.
Payment: We accept all major credit/debit cards and process payments securely. (Payment via PayPal is available upon request; contact us for more info.)
Shipping: During checkout, you can choose your preferred shipping provider and service; rates will be automatically calculated based on your location and order.
Our Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with the quality of the flute for any reason, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days as long as it has not been damaged or altered (return shipping charges are to be paid by the customer).
A selection of music featuring the Fula flute to get you inspired to play!
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