Here are just a few resources, online and off, for flute players and makers. For recommended reading, see A Flute Bookshelf.
An extensive collection of links to flute Web sites.
John Bell’s comprehensive Web site.
Another wide-ranging site.
An extensive set of resources.
Photos of historic and ethnic flutes from a mammoth collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.
Folk Friends—A retail source of folk and historic flutes from around the world.
UsedFlutes.com—Classified ads from individual sellers
The Flute Project—Native American flute plan from Ken Kemski
PVC Flutes—Pete Kosel on PVC flutes
Un Mundo de Bambú—site of Argentinian flutemaker Ángel Sampedro del Río, including info on flute acoustics
Shaku Design—a fascinating rethinking of shakuhachi design
Matit Flutes—Is this the next generation?
Guo Musical Instrument Co.—Or will it look like this?
All listings below are U.S. unless noted.
A prime source for books on making and playing simple flutes of various types and cultures, as well as for anything related to the Japanese shakuhachi. If it’s available anywhere, it will likely be here! Offerings include books and videos on Native American flutes.
P.O. Box 294
Willits, CA 95490
A source of shell augers, needed to bore a wooden flute on a lathe.
102 Harvest Lane
Sheffield S3 8EG
A source of flute repair tools and supplies.
1477 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Another source of flute repair tools and supplies.
1523 N. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
A source of flute pads and other repair supplies.
Rutland LE15 9NY
For more info, treats, and resources, visit
Mark Shepard’s Flute Page at