Jiari Shakuhachi Flutes Available for Sale:
Gyokusui 1.8, Taniguchi “Select” 1.8, Jem Klien “professional” 1.8, Shingetsu Pre-War Antique 2.0 (Kinko)
Use contact form for inquiries. All flutes have a 7 day audition period, upon full payment, with buyer paying return shipping and insurance.
Gyokusui 1.8 Jiari. This wonderful shakuhachi is great performer with rich texture and full volume. I believe this to be second generation Gyokusui. Recently repaired by Ken Lacosse, purchased from Jeff Cairn in 2009. A great classical shakuhachi with a wide range of moods available to the performer, including modern and classical repertoire. This flute’s weight is 325 grams. Asking $2,000
Jem Klein (HoSetsu). 1.8 professional level shakuhachi. Great flute for a student’s formative years or as a back up flute for professional level. I bought this flute while I was between 1.8s. Great for travel, smaller hands. It has a more subdued voice but with a strong core sound- great for a jiari sound in smaller space or those with more sensitive ears. All techniques are functional. Asking $1,250 (near original price- I have had this flute for about a year). The flute’s weight is 285 grams.
Kinko Pre-War 2.0 Shakuhachi. “Shingetsu”. Excellent Kinko flute & old world sound. PRICE REDUCED $2,750. Purchased fromPeter Hill via Michael Chikuzen Gould about 7 years ago.
Here are links to a couple of no-frills videos of me test driving the flute’s potential in my hands. I think Kinko players would find a happier home in the flute than I may have…
Test drive #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUwwHBBnHUo