Shakuhachi Flute, 1.8 key of D Student, Cast Interior with bindings

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Bamboo student model shakuhachi flute. Black interior lacquer, black Tozan style mouthpiece inlay (utaguchi) and Black bindings.

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Measures 21-3/4 inches (55.25 cm) long, approximately 32x33.5 mm outside diameter just below the mouthpiece. Weighs about 12.5 ounces.

Made from a beautiful piece of Makino bamboo that was grown in the SE US.

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.

Beautiful, strong tone with precise pitch tuning; these highly refined flutes are perfect for the beginning to advanced student and beyond. Tuned to concert pitch – 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.

Each cast interior Student Model Shakuhachi comes with:
1 Traditional type cotton cleaning cloth (tsuyutoshi) with string and steel 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 via Skype. Please note that for economical shipping, this paperback book comes curled around the flute.

Silk Flute Bag with Vapor Barrier
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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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Reviews (1)


I purchased this 1.8 cast bore student Shakuhachi to upgrade from my Yuu. The flute is exactly as described , tuning is spot on. the sound sings clear and strong with authority. Meri and Hi Go notes that I struggled with on my Yuu are easily obtainable on this flute ! Quality build , thanks Jem ! I highly recommend.

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