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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.

January 8, 2020

Restored Vintage Shakuhachi
Cat. # Size Key Description Price Current Status Photo
AV-18-9 1.8' D

Kinko-ryu. Vintage Kono Gyokusui, Sr. Complete restored and upgraded. Cracks repaired and stabilized with inlaid rattan binding. Sterling silver and inlaid rattan nakasuké rings. Qualifies for the lifetime guarantee.

Reg. $2500

Sale Price:

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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]

Any of the flutes on this list can be placed

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

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