I have always been intrigued by the incredible variety of native flutes in both North and South America. The innumerable ways to create the sound, the countless tunings and different styles of music made on them. The can be made of wood, cane, stone, bone or clay and there is a rich palet in shape and size. During the last years most of our developed new instruments are inspired by one of those flutes. We try to never copy them, but combine their functionality and sound into new hybrids with new possibilities. Besides the closed vessel flutes like the Huaca, Innato, Natey and Onde we now also got our focus on open and closed tube flutes. here is the first of a flute like that; a combination between a Native American flute and a Peruvian Quena Chincha. This closed single or double flute has a range of 1 1/2 octaves and carries the typical lower fifth under the tonic known from the Queen Chincha. As we named our closed vessel version of the Native American flute the “Natey”, this version will be named “Quenat flute”.