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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Hey Folks.
I’ve been gone a while. Where could I purchase one of these flute canes? I have a serenity bamboo walking cane flute and now that I need a cane full time, the wife may let me purchase one in wood. I’d like it made to be played left handed. If it matters, I’m in West Virginia, USA. I’d like to know my options and hear reviews.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:22 pm 
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I don't know much about the company as it is now, but Ralph Sweet used to make a walking stick flute under his "Sweetheart" brand. His workshop and business has now been taken over by
Joseph Morneault, and he has recently started making a walking stick flute again. However, it states on the website that it is NOT an orthopedic cane, so I'm not sure how useful it would be to you. Probably depnds on how much you actually need the cane.


It's at the bottom here: http://musiquemorneaux.com/flutes/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Phil Bleazey appears to make one. As does The Fife and Drum Shop.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Thank you. That helps.

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Occasionally, antique walking stick flutes can come on the market. I haven't played one myself, but known flute makers of the past have sometimes dabbled.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:06 am 
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Uni Flute wrote:
Occasionally, antique walking stick flutes can come on the market. I haven't played one myself, but known flute makers of the past have sometimes dabbled.

Voila!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Rare-E ... =R40&rt=nc

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:10 am 
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several more on ebay:

A Ralph Sweet one

One of a number of Native American ones in A

even a Boehm one

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I have a Ralph Sweet D Rosewood version of the one Mr Gumby mentions above. The striking thing about it is that it's as good a keyless flute I've ever played. That includes a number of "top makers" keyless comparisons. Think of it as a keyless flute that just happens to be a walking stick rather than the other way round.

Mr Gumby's suggestion; https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Rare-Walk-Stick ... SwNDVbXdAF

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