shakuhachi 1.8 *SOLD*


1.8 (‘D’)

shakuhachi (jiari)
year made: 2023
bamboo: japanese madake
weight:  363 g
diameter (near top):  34.1 – 34.7 mm
length: 546 mm
utaguchi: black acrylic with silver inlay
inside: black urushi lacquer
key: D (A @ 440Hz)

This jiari shakuhachi is made from japanese madake bamboo harvested in the mid/late 1960s, and with ca. 5O+ years of drying makes excellent bamboo for shakuhachi. The round, full tone is complimented with an easy accessible otsu and kan register, and excellent tuning. Also capable of a full dai-kan range, tested up to ‘ro‘ in the fourth octave.

The flute is light weight with ca. 365g . The bamboo has a slight oval shape which makes the flute easy and comfortable to hold. The shakuhachi has the traditional rattan binding on the middle joint rings and the bore is finished with black urushi.

This shakuhachi can be used for various styles and genres e.g. honkyoku, sankyoku or modern music. The shakuhachi comes with a protective utaguchi cap and a carrying bag. (see pictures)

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SKU: shaku-1.8-2023-3 Category:

Listen to this shakuhachi. Sound samples performed by Emmanuelle Rouaud.