Shakuhachi

Available Shakuhachi

Contact Michael: 719.433.0258 or by contact form.

1.8 Jem Klein (HoSetsu) Professional Shakuhachi.  $1,100

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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. It would be a great flute for travel and/or for smaller hands due to its light weight and slim profile. It has a more subdued voice, though I wouldn’t call it a quiet flute, with a strong core sound- great for a jiari sound in smaller space or those with more sensitive ears. All techniques are functional and sound great.
This flute’s weight is 285 grams.
Video of this flute’s potential sound: https://youtu.be/v_3FS3jIrFU

1.8 Gyokusui Jiari Shakuhachi.  $1,800

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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.

This flute’s weight is 325 grams

1.8 Taniguchi “Select” Jiari Shakuhachi.  $1,800

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My #1 1.8 for many years- I selected it out of a batch of five different flutes that Michael “Chikuzen” Gould received from Taniguchi Yoshinobu for his students. The flute was recently repaired by Ken Lacosse. The bamboo has an uniusual obling shape that created a wide look from the front and a slim profile – the bore is normally shaped. The flute is a unique player with dense core sound and excellent “cry” in kan. Cracks at root stabilized before I purchased in 2010. Cracks up front repaired recently with surface bindings. Professional grade flute with an great wabisabi look and feel.

This flute’s weight is 435 grams

Sound: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuqk6MDYl9g&t=86s

Recent video (a little rusty on the flute, but you get the idea): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjTi2H99n30

2.0 Kinko, Pre-War.  “Shingetsu” $2,750

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Excellent Kinko flute with “old world” sound crafted near 100 years ago. I purchased from Dai Shihan Peter Hill via Dai Shihan Michael Chikuzen Gould about 7 years ago.  This is a wonderful Kinko flute that would be great in a Kinko-ryu player’s hands, but also suitable for other styles.

The flute will conduct all traditional and modern advanced techniques as well and has good volume – wonderful for a flute of this age! (I had previously stated in this listing that one technique was a challenge, but with a simple embouchure adjustment the technique is fluid and is voiced easily).

Here are links to a couple of no-frills videos of me test driving the flute’s potential in my hands:

Test drive #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGzIBajOgys

Test drive #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUwwHBBnHUo

Peter Hill: https://www.komuso.com/people/people.pl?person=1209

Michael “Chikuzen” Gould: https://www.komuso.com/people/people.pl?person=658

Sold:

2.9 Blue Cloud Mountain Shakuhachi F/F# Sold

Details:

Blue Cloud Mountain shakuhachi – 2.9 length. In tune with itself between F and F#. Made from 25+ year old Japanese madake bamboo. Sealed bore.

Weight: 545 grams
Length: 87.7 cm

Diameter at blowing end: 12.9 cm.
Diameter at root end: 16.9

Approximate internal bore diameter at blowing end: 2.65 cm

Utaguchi angle: 28 degrees
Utaguchi depth: 3 mm

Off-set holes made for right-hand-on-bottom player
All finger holes are 1.1 cm wide except for Chi, which is 1 cm in width