I’m sure that you have become used to and maybe even have grown tired of hearing the following, but I have to give you my honest feedback.
This is the best shakuhachi I’ve ever played. It blows away all of the other flutes that I have with the exception of the 2.4 that I bought from you 11 or so years ago. The weight, the balance, the feel, the tone, the tuning, the way it responds is amazing! I would go as far to say that it is perfect. The analogy that comes to mind is I’ve been driving an old VW Beatle (all of my other shakuhachi) and I now am driving a Lamborghini (The Bell). It is a work of art. You are truly gifted and really “broke the mold” with this innovative invention.
As I picked it up and started playing I was totally transported to another world and after 45 minutes of nonstop playing, I was buzzing from playing such a beautiful instrument. I feel incredibly fortunate to own a Shakuhachi Bell. Thank you!
I have several bamboo 1.8 Jiari, one very high end by a well known maker. By far the Bell is my favorite and I used it for my performance at the Summer Solstice Flute Festival recently in Utah. Thanks again for such a wonderful instrument. Can’t wait to get another!
Rafael, who bought a Bell for his 9 year old son writes,
Hi! I just received the bell! I like the sound better than the professional jiari I have! I’m looking forward to buying some professional flutes from you! I will start saving! My kid will be happy…and his flute sounds better than mine!