Bamboo student model 1.8, key of D shakuhachi flute. Black interior lacquer, black Kinko style mouthpiece inlay (utaguchi) and black bindings.
This flute is priced lower than normal because it developed several small cracks during the making process. The cracks have been repaired and it plays great. This flute is covered by my guarantee listed below.
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Measures 21-3/4 inches (55.25 cm) long, approximately 32 mm outside diameter just below the mouthpiece. Weighs about 11.4 ounces.
Made of Makino bamboo (Phyllostachys makinoi) that was grown in North Carolina.
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. Either style of inlay, ie. tozan or kinko, on my flutes will achieve the same excellent sound quality.
Bound with high-strength bindings to help 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 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 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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