Overlooking his backyard, Sensei Horiuchi tries out the world's first Black Resin Jinashi Shakuhachi. He remarked this jinashi plays very well, and will not fluctuate in tone with temperature variations as bamboo would.
Many thanks to maker Jon Kypros for this wonderful work!
The original nodes are exactly reproduced from the bamboo mold. Excellent craftsmanship by Shakuhachi Maker Jon Kypros. With wide dynamic tonal range and volume, a very interesting instrument on which to dwell and appreciate.
Polyurethane resin is also used in the manufacture of rollercoaster and skateboard wheels!