Above you’ll find a link to the Bell shakuhachi for sale. Lower on this page you can see bamboo jinashi shakuhachi for sale, if any are available. I only craft natural bamboo jinashi shakuhachi and I specialize in larger bass instruments which are sometimes called chokan, hochiku, and so on.
Jinashi and jiari are the two types/categories of shakuhachi. Personally, I only craft and play jinashi shakuhachi which are mostly natural bamboo on the inside. Conversely, jiari shakuhachi are mostly plaster or glue on the inside which is used to literally sculpt the desired sound. As a result, jiari tend to sound more like Western concert flutes while jinashi sound like “bamboo”. Crafting jinashi to a high level is far more difficult than jiari because the maker must rely more on the bamboo which varies greatly from piece to piece. However, quality crafted jinashi offer an entirely unequaled experience. Jinashi are also the only practical way to craft larger bass shakuhachi since jiari often become too heavy at these longer lengths due to the plaster or glue.
Jinashi shakuhachi for sale
Jinashi shakuhachi are the ineffable sound of bamboo. Too much adjustment and the magic is lost, not enough and it often lays obscured. Balance is the key.
Urushi free shop – I don’t use urushi which is an allergen
- Cracks, binding repairs, utaguchi inlays, and caring for shakuhachi
- Shaku Japanese measurement explained
(there are no jinashi shakuhachi for sale at this time)
Jinashi Shakuhachi that have sold…
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