1.8 'D' meditation model shakuhachi flute. This flute is naturally dark in color and has a bright, beautiful sound. Precision crafted green acrylic Kinko style utaguchi (mouthpiece) inlay strengthens the blowing edge for enhanced long-term performance. Inlay features an outline of sterling silver for elegance. Bound with black high-strength bindings to help prevent cracking.
Measures approx. 21.25 inches long overall, furthest hole to hole stretch is 2.5 inches between the index and ring fingers on the left hand.
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Made from natural goma (sesame seed-like skin texture) black bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) that was grown in North Carolina.
Meditation Shakuhachi are designed as a good quality, beautiful flute for meditative playing as well as for hobby and beginning players of the instrument. Carefully tuned to the traditional Japanese minor pentatonic scale, A440 Hz.
Both ends of this natural bore flute are polished to a fine sheen and the whole instrument is finished with a pure Tung oil/ Citrus oil blend for increased bamboo stability.
Either style of inlay, ie. tozan or kinko, on my flutes will achieve the same excellent sound quality.
Meditation Shakuhachi generally weigh only about 4 to 8 ounces, easy for most to hold for extended periods of time.
For shakuhachi flute sizes 2.1 and longer, first and third holes are offset for easier reach and are aligned for standard left-hand over right playing unless otherwise specified.
Please note: For studying traditional shakuhachi music, I highly recommend my student model flutes.
Made by Jem Klein in the Appalachian Mountains of NC!
**** Shakuhachi flutes that have bindings at the time of purchase are guaranteed for life against cracking through to the bore (inside). Returned instruments will be repaired or replaced at no extra charge. This guarantee is extended to the original owner of the instrument only. It does not apply to minor cracks on the surface of the bamboo, nor to flutes that have been mishandled, neglected or otherwise abused.
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