Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shin-Sei Shakuhachi

Beautiful wood shakuhachi crafted by Colyn Peterson of Shin-Sei Shakuhachi in Omaha.  The bore profile is modeled on one of Masayuki Koga's favorite 1.8s that he used for recordings beginning in the 1970's...

The light eastern red cedar at 198.8 grams and the heavy dense purpleheart at 369.6 grams.  These identical shaped bores will be contrasted as Morimasa Horiuchi plays each in an experiment to determine how a material's density may affect tonal quality.