Native Flute Care + Maintenance

Like most wooden instruments Native Flutes are fragile and need to be cared for in order to keep their quality of sound and appearance. Following these simple and basic instructions will help to ensure you have a flute that will play to your delight for years to come.

Here are some tips and advice to care and maintain your flute.


  • It is recommended to limit playing time to 20-30 minutes per day as this helps prevent over-saturation with moisture from your breath.
  • Leave the flute to dry naturally. Do not use any heat or drying equipment as this can cause the wood to crack if dried too quickly
  • Always ensure your flute is dry before storing it in a flute bag to avoid the growth of bacteria and mould. The exact time needed will depend on the humidity in your area, but 2 to 3 hours is usually sufficient.


Avoid storing your flute in direct sunlight or in a hot car. A flute left in the sun or in a hot environment runs the risk of cracking. Best to keep your flute at room temperature.


These beautiful flutes are finished with wax. We only recommend wax as oil will sit on wax. The maker uses Danish Wax, a type of furniture wax, but you could also use Bees Wax. It's recommended to recoat your flute with wax at least once per year to help keep a protective layer on the timber which protects it from the elements, changes in temperature and humidity.