Native americans have made flutes
of one form or another for thousands of years. Geoff
Norman started to make flutes in 1999, after attending a
workshop in Norfolk, Massachusetts. He now makes uguna
flutes in his workshop in Okehampton, on the northern
fringe of Dartmoor, in south west England. Like all
native american and native american style flutes, uguna
flutes are highly individual but each is made by hand in
the traditional way.
All uguna flutes are made from north American softwood -
Western Red Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow
Cedar, or Sequoia - the classic woods for flute making.
The timbers' strength and lightness combine with the
unique details of the instrument’s construction to give
the warm, reverberating tone that distinguishes the
native american flute.