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#1 2014-01-09 20:36:24

Moran from Planet X
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World War II shakuhachi

At one point a few years a go I owned an unsigned shakuhachi that was loosely attributed -very loosely- to Yamaguchi Shiro. It was made from a rather distinctive culm of bamboo. I found this shakuhachi on eBay and swore that this shakuhachi was from the very same stand. This was a superior instrument to the attributed instrument I bought. I sold both at bargain prices. This one however had equidistant and equal sized holes. It had a reasonable amount of ji, but was very lightweight - 10.5 oz. It was very well in tune and clocked in at about A=442.

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WWII shakuhachi 1.8 by aaponivi, on Flickr


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