Currently, the only shakuhachi for sale are the Bell shakuhachi linked above.
Jon handcrafts jinashi and jimori which are the older methods of shakuhachi construction. To do so, he first harvests all of his own Japanese madake bamboo. Because of the inherent difficulty and rarity of such shakuhachi, Jon’s focus is primarily on producing affordable replicas of his finest works so that virtually everyone can enjoy them. The first such replica is the Bell shakuhachi which he crafts from his bamboo eco-composite material. To that end, Jon’s goal is to do his part in making the shakuhachi ever more accessible and inclusive.
When it comes to offering his work with bamboo, Jon again takes an older approach. Essentially, he insures that his instruments find homes with dedicated practitioners who will fully appreciate his work. Jon is also open to doing commission work with experienced players who’re willing to talk with him extensively about their needs, and ideally visit his shop in-person.
Additionally, this page will be periodically updated with any of Jon’s current works with bamboo jinashi and jimori shakuhachi for exhibitive purposes (see below for past works).
Update 2020 – waiting for bamboo to dry…
Some works from the past…
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