November 28, 2013 1 Comment
River Reclaimed, Old Growth Honduran Mahogany
We are now starting to ship Native American Flute Blanks cut from Old Growth Honduran Mahogany and some other tropical reclaimed species just in time for the Christmas Holiday. As mentioned in many other posts and on our website all of our Honduran Mahogany comes from the rivers and lagoons in Belize (formally British Honduras). The shear beauty in the wood and the tonal qualities comes only from the fact that Mother Nature has created it over many hundreds of years. She has nurtured the growth of these magnificent giants of the Rain Forest and then massaging them with her gentle hands while they lay submerged for hundreds of years more has created a product like no other. We now offer solid blanks, halved blanks cut to our standard dimensions and pre-bored flutes are also available in all of our normal bore sizes.
An enormous undertaking takes place each year recovering these priceless logs from the rivers and lagoons of Belize, formerly British Honduras. Owning a piece of history is now a reality for all Americans. We are proud to offer truly Old Growth Honduran Mahogany to our customers. If you are a flute maker you will want to own at least one of our beautiful blanks. We will be adding blanks daily to our website but that does not mean that is all we have available. We understand the price point is higher than many of our blanks but the enormous cost to get this lumber to the United States is only accomplished after several millions of dollars are expended in the recovery process. We are also offering custom spec jobs to those in the business. Contact us for more information.
Discount Pricing Opportunities
Flute blanks can be expensive depending on wood selection and shipping cost. Because of their odd size they generally are somewhat expensive when shipped. Consider ordering multiple blank sets in a single order and save money. For each additional blank set you purchase you will add approximately $2.50 in additional freight costs for each additional blank you purchase. For more than 4 blanks see some of our pack rates listed from time to time on our website or give us a call (307) 690-0427. Have some special needs then email us (email@example.com) for a personal quote. Below are the standard discounts when ordered in quantity. These discounts are applied at the time you select quantities for your shopping cart and are applied at checkout. Discounts do not apply to shipping charges
- 1 blank set – no discount price
- 2-4 blank sets – 10% discount on total purchase price
- 5-8 blank sets – 15% discount on total purchase price
- 9-12 blank sets – 20% discount on total purchase price
- 13+ blank sets – email for pricing… firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS NOT bootlegged lumber. All of our Honduran Mahogany and other tropical species have been recovered under the proper permits and watchful eye of the Belizian Government. All Cites Certificates and USDA permits have been properly obtained. Every single log has been logged and its transit documented to the United States. All material has been imported to the United States legally and not a single log was cut from new growth material. This is all Reclaimed Lumber.