Tai Hei Shakuhachi Flute Catalog
The natural voice of the shakuhachi emanates from its unique design and bamboo aesthetic.
A short historical review.
Species of bamboo used to make Tai Hei Shakuhachi -- Madaké & Torachiku (Tiger Bamboo).
Hypo-Allergenic Lacquers. Prehistorical Mastodon Ivory Inlays.
The innovative technology developed by Monty H. Levenson now being used worldwide.
Comments about Tai Hei Shakuhachi from professional players, makers, teachers and customers.
Used by professional musicians, traditional teachers & recording artists in Japan and around the world.
A grade between the professional and student models.
Long, natural bore instruments.
Used by traditional teachers for their students.
An affordable beginner shakuhachi.
Restored Vintage Shakuhachi
A hybrid woodwind that combines shakuhachi and the western classical flute.
Shakuhachi mouthpiece cap, flute bags. carrying cases, cleaning cloth, oil & humidifier.
Flutes, accessories and other items.
A listing of Tai Hei Shakuhachi on-hand and available for immediate delivery.
A listing of jinashi flutes on-hand and available for immediate delivery.
Shakuhachi used by the Kinko & Tozan sects in Japan.
Binding helps to keep the bamboo from cracking.
A description of the various levels of shakuhachi and how they differ.
Lifetime guarantee against cracking.
Information to help you decide which model to order. Recommended paying guides and notes on shakuhachi making.
Complete instructions on how to order form anywhere in the world. Price Lists. Download an Order Form. E-mail your questions.
A complete service for the repair and restoration of traditional instruments as well as bore enhancement for shakuhachi with acoustical problems.
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.
Monty & Family.
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.
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.
Shakuhachi sheet music in traditional and western notation. Also music for Native American flute.
Over 150 titles of traditional & modern shakuhachi music as well as bamboo and ethnic flute music around the world.
Three volume Shakuhachi Video Playing Guide in English. Flutecraft videos.
North Indian Bansuri, Chinese D'Tzu, South American Kena and Zampona (Panpipes), Native North American and Bamboo Flutes.
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