About AMA Flutes
We, Jakob and Samuel, are two enthusiastic flute makers. We have made it our goal to bring aesthetic and high quality meditation flutes to the world.
Inspired by his experiences in several meditation retreats, Jakob and his wife Hanna undertook a 20 month journey in Nepal and India. Motivated by a Russian flute maker, Jakob made his first attempts at building bamboo flutes. Later, back in the Black Forest, he specialised in making Native American style pentatonic meditation flutes from local woods.
To expand the business, Samuel came on board. Having grown up in a family owned carpentry business, his strength lies in optimising processes and enriching AMA Flutes in matters relating to wood.
We are very grateful that we can live our dream with AMA Flutes and enrich the lives of many people with our flutes.
We bring high quality and aesthetic flutes into the world. It is our heart’s desire to offer a tool for deep and soulful expression of the spirit. Therefore we are keeping our flutes at an affordable price to make an intuitive and meditative musical experience available to as many people as possible.
All AMA Flutes are Native-American-Style Flutes either as single-flutes or droneflutes. Being passionate fluteplayers ourselves, we have high expectations in the sound quality and playability of our flutes.
To achieve this high standard, every flute is fine-tuned by hand in a very detail-oriented process. We make sure the tuning is as standardised as possible with constant air temperature of 20°C and a relative humidity between 50% to 60%. Also, we ensure the used wood is well dried and every piece of wood is selected carefully.
The surface finish is done by hand with selfmade organic walnut stain and non toxic oils. Every flute takes about 4 weeks to make as we are refining the tuning over the entire manufacturing period and we don’t use chemical additives for the surface finish. Each flute is carefully checked before going on it’s journey to a new home.
We regularly expand our range of available flute models. Follow us on social media to not miss a beat.
In the early days of his flutemaking journey, Jakob tried several local woods, that are available in the black forest region of southern Germany.
Over the years he found that larchwood suits best, for working as well as for the ideal sound he was looking to achive.