Shakuhachi Flute, 1.8 'D' Advanced Student, Cast Interior

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1.8 D Makino bamboo ADVANCED Student Model shakuhachi flute. Brick-red lacquered interior with black bindings and Kinko style mouthpiece inlay (utaguchi). This advanced student model features an especially good-playing cast interior that I normally reserve for my professional root end models. Pure, strong tone with excellent response throughout a full tonal range of 2+ octaves.
This shakuhachi is a good balance between affordability and professional sound.

This flute is 21-3/4" long and a nice oval, 31 X 33mm wide just under the top of the instrument. Weighs 9.9 oz.

Made from a beautiful piece of Makino bamboo that was grown in the Western North Carolina mountains. Single ring of roots.

The pictures are of the actual flute that is for sale in this listing. Be sure to scroll through all the picts to view different aspects of this flute.

This 1.8, key of D shakuhachi is the most commonly played size and the one that most traditional teachers like their students to start with.

Tuned to precise concert pitch; these highly refined flutes are perfect for the beginning to advanced student and beyond. Tuned to A440 @ 68°F room temperature. Traditional Japanese minor pentatonic scale.

These are high quality Jiari-type Shakuhachi Flutes featuring a non-toxic, mineral-based bore material. The bore is precisely shaped throughout to maximize resonance for every note and have perfect pitch throughout the octaves. The basic bore profile is a gentle taper going down the flute with a flare-out at the bottom end. The inside is coated with a non-toxic lacquer for beauty and durability.

Precision crafted acrylic inlay on the blowing edge for long-term performance. Inlay features an outline of sterling silver for elegance.

Bound with high-strength bindings to prevent cracking.

Outside is finished with pure, premium quality Tung nut oil for increased bamboo stability.

1 Traditional type cotton cleaning cloth (tsuyutoshi) with string and hematite weight for cleaning moisture from the bore,
1 One ounce bottle of pure walnut flute oil for the flute's exterior
1 Shakuhachi guide book by Jon Kypros. The book also includes details for obtaining a free live lesson from Jon via Skype. Please note that for economical shipping, this paperback book comes curled around the flute.

Made by Jem Klein in the Blue Ridge region of the Appalachian Mountains!

**** 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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