Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vintage and Modern Shakuhachi Sounds

I recently refurbished two fine shakuhachi instruments. The first was made by Tadasuke around 1960 and the second by Gyokusui around 1990. I enjoyed discovering the voice of each flute and thought I share my discovery with you all. The Tadasuke has a larger bore and has more of a vintage sound. The Gyoksui has a standard modern bore profile and sounds brighter. The sound quality of this video, of course, is compromised by the mic and my playing :) Enjoy, Perry