Restored
Vintage
Shakuhachi

Upgraded to a
Professional Standard



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.

May 19, 2024

Restored Vintage Shakuhachi
Cat. # Size Key Description Price Current Status Photo
AV-18-12 1.8' D

Kinko-ryu. 1.8' jiari shakuhachi inscribed with the hanko of Shugetsu.

This shakuhachi was the main instrument—revered and played for a lifetime—by one of Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin's earliest students. Three hairline cracks in the upper section of the bamboo have been repaired and stabilized. The lower section of the flute is in pristine condition with no cracks at all, but the entire shakuhachi has been preemptively bound with inlaid rattan binding to mitigate any future damage. For this reason, it qualifies for Tai Hei Shakuhachi's lifetime guarantee assuring it will always remain in a playable condition

The interior precision bore and nakasugi middle joint have been fully restored to its original condition. The acoustical and performance qualities of this shakuhachi have been upgraded as part of the restoration, including enhancement and fine tuning of its intonation and resonance response.


Reg. $3000

Sale Price
$2500

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AV-19-5 1.9' C#

Tozan-ryu. 1.8' jiari shakuhachi inscribed with the hanko of Ho Ryu.

2 small hairline cracks at repaired and stabilized with inlaid rattan binding by the maker.
Qualifies for Tai Hei Shakuhachi's lifetime guarantee.

The interior precision bore and nakasugi middle joint have been fully restored to its original condition. The acoustical and performance qualities of this shakuhachi have been upgraded as part of the restoration, including enhancement and fine tuning of its intonation and resonance response.


Reg. $2750

$1800

SOLD Show Me Photo

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All shakuhachi with Optional Binding applied qualify for the Lifetime Guarantee.
Shipping additional. If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about one of these flutes,
please contact

Tai Hei Shakuhachi Flutes • Monty H. Levenson • P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 • (707) 459-3402 • [email protected]

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ON HOLD in your name with payment of a deposit.
Payment over time accepted. Reasonable offers entertained.

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