Erik Tullberg’s flute and whistle making began in his back yard in Heidelberg, Germany because – well, where else could he play with a torch!
Erik was convinced that the world needed a sterling silver Irish whistle so in the year 2000 he began his quest to create a suitable design. It was the early days of Chiff and Fipple and he had several friends from that rag tag group that supported, encouraged and critiqued those starter whistles. After coming to a worthy design he manufactured his whistles until 2007 when life circumstances caused a pause in his work.
But the creative spark shall not be contained! So in 2014 he returned to instrument design, this time picking up where he left off with an old flute design. It didn’t work at all. That’s why it was old. Fortunately 3D printing technology was beginning to be a viable manufacturing option and by 2019 Erik had worked out the kinks and developed a workable flute design.
To see more of Erik’s flutes (the new whistle design is still in the works), visit www.tullyflutes.com.