This is the woodwind that is small enough to fit in a pocket yet produces a rich, vibrant sound similar to a full-size clarinet or saxophone. Designed by artisans who originally handcrafted them from bamboo stalks cut from rainforest groves in eastern Maui, this version produces a sound that precisely matches the original’s unique deep sound and vibrant power. The instrument is tuned to C and plays two octaves lower than conventional flutes of the same size, nearer to a clarinet, and plays a two-octave chromatic scale with the same intonation as a tenor saxophone. The large round mouthpiece is fitted with a nickel-plated ligature and a #2 1/2-strength tenor saxophone reed. As with all instruments, the xaphoon requires practice to produce music. Made from durable injection-molded ABS plastic. Made in the U.S. 13" L x 1 1/2" Diam. (3 oz.)
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very pleased with product performance
from Knoxville, TN
purchased for granddaughter who plays the bassoon. she is very pleased with the quality and sound.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Harder to play than I expected
from Tonawanda, NY
I didn't realize how hard it would be to get proper sound out of the xaphoon. If like me, your experience is with recorders and you think you can just pick this up and immediately play it, think again! But, having said that, I'm willing to put the time in to learn to play the xaphoon properly and look forward to years of enjoyment with it. And on the plus side, the xaphoon's size is wonderful if (again like me) you have small hands.
I need more practice.
By old lady
from El Cajon, CA
I have not played the clarinet for a long while so I need more practice to increase my ability to play it.
from Vancouver, BC
The finger placement is not natural and takes some getting used to.
For musicians only
from Belvidere, IL
Never played the sax in school (I'm 73 now) and just don't have the breath for this instrument. Thought it would be more like a flute. Too difficult for me!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: At Hammacher Schlemmer, our goal is for you to be delighted with our products and our service. However, it is clear that this item fell far short of your expectations and for this you have our sincere apologies. Please remember that we back our merchandise with a lifetime guarantee. Should you ever find that an item doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, our customer service team is available at 1-800-321-1484 to assist you with returning it.
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