As opposed to the Hero flute is the basic style of flute that has come down over the centuries. The mouthpiece closely resembles that of an orchestral flute and, like it, requires considerable practice before a sound can be produced, let alone performed. However, the Hero flute's sound resembles more the sound of air being blown across the top of a bottle than it does the sound of a Western-style flute. It is this quality that gives the Hero flute its distinctive sound prized through the centuries and still loved today.
This painstakingly carved bamboo flute has had applied to it a luxurious glossy black lacquering, matching its dark earthy tones and further enhancing its beauty of sound.