Tai Hei Shakuhachi Flute Catalog

An Introduction to Tai Hei Shakuhachi Flutes

Shakuhachi: The Sound of Nature
The natural voice of the shakuhachi emanates from its unique design and bamboo aesthetic.

Origins & History of the Shakuhachi
A short historical review.

Bamboo & Other Materials Used for Shakuhachi
Species of bamboo used to make Tai Hei Shakuhachi -- Madaké & Torachiku (Tiger Bamboo).
Hypo-Allergenic Lacquers. Prehistorical Mastodon Ivory Inlays.

Precision Cast Bore Technology
The innovative technology developed by Monty H. Levenson now being used worldwide.

What People Say About Tai Hei Shakuhachi
Comments about Tai Hei Shakuhachi from professional players, makers, teachers and customers.

Models & Styles of Shakuhachi

Professional Root-End Shakuhachi
Used by professional musicians, traditional teachers & recording artists in Japan and around the world.

Advanced Student Shakuhachi
A grade between the professional and student models.

Jinashi Shakuhachi
Long, natural bore instruments.

Student Shakuhachi
Used by traditional teachers for their students.

Meditation Shakuhachi
An affordable beginner shakuhachi.

Other Models
Available sizes and types of unique shakuhachi including 7-hole, Large hole & Chokan (bass).

Restored Vintage Shakuhachi
Vintage instruments whose acoustical and performance qualities have been enhanced and brought up to a high standard.

Shakuhachi Headjoint for the Silver Flute
A hybrid woodwind that combines shakuhachi and the western classical flute.

Flute Accessories
Shakuhachi mouthpiece cap, flute bags. carrying cases, cleaning cloth, oil & humidifier.

Price List of Shakuhachi Flutes
Flutes, accessories and other items.

Shakuhachi in Stock & Currently For Sale
A listing of Tai Hei Shakuhachi on-hand and available for immediate delivery.

Jinashikan in Stock & Currently For Sale
A listing of jinashi flutes on-hand and available for immediate delivery.

Things to Consider When Ordering

Traditional Styles
Shakuhachi used by the Kinko & Tozan sects in Japan.

Options for Binding
Binding helps to keep the bamboo from cracking.

How Shakuhachi are Graded
A description of the various levels of shakuhachi and how they differ.

Guarantee
Lifetime guarantee against cracking.

Frequently Asked Questions
Information to help you decide which model to order. Recommended paying guides and notes on shakuhachi making.

How to Order
Complete instructions on how to order form anywhere in the world. Price Lists. Download an Order Form. E-mail your questions.

Miscellaneous

Shakuhachi Repair & Restoration
A complete service for the repair and restoration of traditional instruments as well as bore enhancement for shakuhachi with acoustical problems.

Free Evaluation
If you are considering purchasing a new or second-hand instrument from an auction site or private seller, Tai Hei Shakuhachi offers a free evolution of the instrument including a complete analysis of its acoustic and aesthetic qualities.

Biography
Monty & Family.

Order a catalog or
the
Shakuhachi Sourcebook

Other Catalogs

Flute Playing Guides
Instructional books, tapes, CDs & videos to help you learn how the play the shakuhachi and read the traditional notation. All of the books in English related to shakuhachi and some in Japanese. Also, playing guides for North Indian bansuri, Chinese dizi, Native North American & bamboo side-blown flute. 

Flute Craft Manuals
A comprehensive list of books on how to make your own bamboo flute. Craft manuals for shakuhachi, Native American and side-blown bamboo flute. Extensive information on wind instrument design & acoustics. Books on bamboo. 

Sheet Music 
Shakuhachi sheet music in traditional and western notation. Also music for Native American flute. 

Recorded Music Catalog
Over 150 titles of traditional & modern shakuhachi music as well as bamboo and ethnic flute music around the world. 

Videos
Three volume Shakuhachi Video Playing Guide in English. Flutecraft videos.

Bamboo & Ethnic Flutes Around the World  
North Indian Bansuri, Chinese D'Tzu, South American Kena and Zampona (Panpipes), Native North American and Bamboo Flutes.

 Tai Hei Shakuhachi's workshop is totally Off-the-Grid
and powered by electricity that is sustainable, clean and environmentally-friendly. All shakuhachi are made with energy produced on an independent home power system utilizing solar and hydro-electricity. This web site is being brought to you by the sun and the rain.

Questions? Drop me a line.

Monty H. Levenson, P.O.Box 294, Willits, CA 95490  USA
Tel: (707) 459-3402   FAX: (707) 459-3434

E-Mail:

monty@shakuhachi.com 

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