I’m sure that you have become used to and maybe even have grown tired of hearing the following, but I have to give you my honest feedback.Stephen 2019
This is the best shakuhachi I’ve ever played. It blows away all of the other flutes that I have with the exception of the 2.4 that I bought from you 11 or so years ago. The weight, the balance, the feel, the tone, the tuning, the way it responds is amazing! I would go as far to say that it is perfect. The analogy that comes to mind is I’ve been driving an old VW Beatle (all of my other shakuhachi) and I now am driving a Lamborghini (The Bell). It is a work of art. You are truly gifted and really “broke the mold” with this innovative invention.
As I picked it up and started playing I was totally transported to another world and after 45 minutes of nonstop playing, I was buzzing from playing such a beautiful instrument. I feel incredibly fortunate to own a Shakuhachi Bell. Thank you!
I have several bamboo 1.8 Jiari, one very high end by a well known maker. By far the Bell is my favorite and I used it for my performance at the Summer Solstice Flute Festival recently in Utah. Thanks again for such a wonderful instrument. Can’t wait to get another!James 2019
Hi! I just received the bell! I like the sound better than the professional jiari I have! I’m looking forward to buying some professional flutes from you! I will start saving! My kid will be happy…and his flute sounds better than mine!Rafael, who bought a Bell for his 9 year old son 2019
I have seven pieces of shakuhachi, six of them were made by Japanese master maker and one your Bell, to be honest, your Bell is my favorite, so I would like to try more different sizes of your shakuhachi. Many thanksXin 2019
I’m blown away. I’m sure you’ve heard that many times!Kenny 2019
It looks and it feels like bamboo. I don’t know how you managed this. It plays in tune better than any other bamboo, wood, plastic or composite that I’ve ever bought. I’m still a beginner, even after 20 years of dipping in and out, but I keep coming back. The sound is lovely! Many thanks!! 🙂
I cannot thank you enough Jon! I understand all of the work you put into making your Bell Shakuhachi and also all of your other endeavors such as teaching, making bamboo Jinashi Shakuhachi and playing yourself! I really appreciate the Bell, it is simply amazing! It plays so well and sounds so perfect! It’s tuning is spot on too! I feel as though I’ve met my Shakuhachi soul mate! I may be in touch with you at some point for a sample lesson. You are an awesome person Jon, and you have created an amazing gift to the Shakuhachi world! Thanks again!!Robert, 2020