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A Word from Mary Youngblood, Two-Time Grammy Winner and Emmy Nominee 

The Alaskan yellow cedar Am flute you made for me has the sweetest tone, a warm gentle spirit, and is so light and joyful! ‘Quyanaa’ (Alutiiq Thanks) for the wonderful gift of song my friend! Here’s to 30 MORE years of friendship and MUSIC!—

What a journey it’s been! 


A Word from Douglas Spotted Eagle, 2001 Grammy Award Winner

“There is little I can say about the Custom Flute Shop, and Jeff and JoAnn Calavan, beyond saying greater than half of my many flutes have come either from the Oregon Flute Store, or been made by my good friend, Jeff Calavan.

I’ll never forget the day that a flute was stolen in the middle of a tour, and Jeff Calavan rushed a flute to the airport, and had it Delta-Dashed to the next city the tour was playing in. That is customer service. I have always been comfortable enough with Jeff’s flute recommendations to the point that I just tell him the key of instrument/type of wood that I prefer, and in every case, I’ve kept the flute that has been sent to me to try out.

The heart of the Custom Flute Shop is warm, friendly, and compassionate. I’ve had fans in England, India, Australia, Sweden, and many other spaces across the globe write and thank me for recommending them.

Jeff and JoAnn Calavan are not only wonderful, sincere people; they deal with only the best of the best flute makers out there, and I highly recommend any instrument that they might offer.

Thanks Jeff and JoAnn, for being out there for me! It’s a comfort knowing that I can always count on you to take care of my flute needs.”


A Word from Charles Littleleaf, Native American Flutist, Recording Artist, 2001 Native American Music Award Nominee

An Honor Song, with Expressions of Gratitude”
by Charles Littleleaf, Native American Flute Player / Recording Artist

Your craftsmanship in constructing a custom flute is truly amazing, but I am not totally surprised because I know yours and JoAnn’s heart and spirit have been blessed by the Creator. Anyone can make a pretty “one of a kind” fancy flute, but not all can have the Creator’s blessing in the finished work. I have found that a “sincere and honest quality flute maker” is hard to find, that create, not only a fine hand crafted wood instrument, but deliver the friendly and compassionate service as you, yourselves, do.

But, aside from your great service, it is evident that your custom flutes are spirit-filled and it shows ... it shows by their beautifully spiritual and healing sound, which project what the maker is all about.

I know first hand that you are, not only the finest flute maker in Oregon, but one of the finest in the United States. You are an honorable man, and it is an honor to play your flutes.

Thank you, my friend.


Vince Redhouse playing a flute
made by Jeff Calavan

Dr. Richard W. Payne, one of the foremost authorities on the construction and history of the Native American flute on a visit to the Custom Flute Shop.

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