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The instruments on this page are not merely vintage shakuhachi being recycled and sold in an "as is" condition. There are many other venues and web sites where one can purchase an unvetted, albeit expensive, shakuhachi based on appearance and/or name recognition only. This is not one of them.

The hanko on the left reads "Retuned by Ku Setsu". It assures that each flute listed below has been closely evaluated, then totally restored and upgraded to the highest possible acoustical and performance quality.

Any cracks in the bamboo that have been repaired with a full complement of bindings applied to protect the bamboo qualifies the instrument for Tai Hei Shakuhachi's Lifetime Guarantee.



Cat. # Size Key Description Price Current Status Photo
1.5'
AV-15-1 1.5' F Tozan-ryu. Maker: Masuda Shuho. Two-piece shakuhachi. Utaguchi with 14K gold border. Hairline crack in top section repaired. $2250 SOLD Show Me Photo
1.6'
AV-16-2 1.6' E Tozan-ryu. Maker: Seikado / Kitahara Kozan I. Cracks in bamboo repaired with inliad rattan binding.
Before & After Photos of the Restoration
as well as information on Seikado / Kitahara Kozan I
$1550 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-16-1 1.6' E Tozan-ryu. Maker: Rokuzan (Deer Mountain). Previously owned by a licensed master (shihan) of the Tozan-ryu. Excellent condition. No cracks in the bamboo other than one at the root that has been repaired with inlaid rattan binding. $5000 SOLD Show Me Photo
1.8'
AV-18-9 1.8' D Kinko-ryu. Kono Gyokusui, Sr. Complete restored and upgraded. Cracks repaired and stabilized with inlaid rattan binding. Sterling silver and inlaid rattan nakasuké rings.

$2100

SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-8 1.8' D Tozan-ryu. Very rare shakuhachi inscribed with the hanko of Miyagawa Nyozan, 35th generation Meian-ry komuso from the Itcho-ken temple. Nyozan is best known as the composer of the revered honkyoku, Ajikan 阿字観. This composition, one of the most famous in the entire shakuhachi repertory, is played by nearly everyone who performs traditional honkyoku."Complete restored and upgraded. Excellent condition other than a small hairline crack below 4th finger hole repaired with inliad rattan binding.
Before & After Photos of the Restoration
as well as information on Miyagawa Nyozan
$2950 SOLD

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AV-18-7 1.8' D Tozan-ryu. Kono Gyokusui, Sr. Complete restored and upgraded. Sterling silver nakasuké rings. 14K gold utaguchi Cracks in bamboor epaired with inlaid rattan binding. $2250 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-6 1.8' D Kinko-ryu. Maker unknown. Complete restored and performance upgraded. Small hairline crack in top section repaired with inlaid rattan binding.

$1800

SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-5 1.8' D Tozan-ryu. Converted to 7-holes. Maker: Ikkaku. Excellent condition. No cracks.   SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-4 1.8' D Kinko-ryu. Maker: Shugetsu. Hairline crack repaired with inlaid rattan binding. $1850 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-3 1.8' D Kinko-ryu. Maker unknown. Rattan nakasuké rings. Kezurine style root. Unique bamboo pattern. Two small hairline cracks; one originally repaired with dovetail. $2250 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-2 1.8' D Tozan-ryu. Maker: Toh Sui. Sterling silver nakasuké rings. 14K gold utaguchi. One crack repaired with inlaid rattan binding. $2250 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-18-1 1.8' D Tozan-ryu. Converted to 7-holes. Excellent condition. No cracks. $2500 SOLD Show Me Photo
1.9'
AV-19-3 1.9' C# Kinko-ryu. Made from Kyoto madaké bamboo. Prehistoric mastodon ivory utaguchi inlay. Excellent condition. No cracks. $2500 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-19-2 1.9' C# Kinko-ryu. Made from Kyoto madaké bamboo. Two-piece, Large-Hole Neptune-style shakuhachi. Ivory utaguchi bordered with gold. No hanko, but may have been made by Masuda Shuho. Excellent condition. No cracks. $2500 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-19-1 1.9' C# Kinko-ryu. Made from Kyoto madaké bamboo. Excellent condition. No cracks. $3000 SOLD Show Me Photo
2.0'
AV-20-3 2.0' C Kinko-ryu. A rare Jin Nyodo Ni Shaku. Completely restored. Cracks repaired with inlaid rattan binding.
Before & After photos of the Restoration
as well as information about Jin Nyodo
$2500 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-20-2 2.0' C Kinko-ryu. Maker: Chudo. Gold Utaguchi. Three maker's stamps. Small hairline crack near top repaired with inlaid rattan binding. $2500 SOLD Show Me Photo
AV-20-1 2.0' C Kinko-ryu. Maker: Kyodo. Excellent condition. No cracks. $1600 SOLD Show Me Photo
2.1'
AV-22-1 2.2' B

Kinko-ryu. A very rare Jin Nyodo Ni Shaku I Sun. Completely restored. One crack in upper section repaired with inlaid rattan binding.
Before & After photos of the Restoration
as well as information about Jin Nyodo

$5000 SOLD Show Me Photo
2.2'
AV-22-1 2.2' B Tozan-ryu. Maker: Chikuho. This shakuhachi has been lengthened in addition to having holes #3 and #4 moved to improve its tuning. Excellent condition. No cracks. $900 SOLD Show Me Photo

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Please note, the photo gallery of shakuhachi flutes listed on this page have already been sold. They are no longer available for sale.
Links to instruments Currently Available for Sale are listed below.

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