New Style, New Concept, New Standard Flute
The Katana flute is a new high performance air reed instrument based on the Japanese traditional shakuhachi.
While carrying on the deep and rich tone of the traditional bamboo shakuhachi, the performance of the new metal Katana flute has been improved to the utmost limit, thus enabling the exploration of new possibilities for the professional or serious amateur flutist or shakuhachi player.
Made 100% in Japan, the Katana’s beautiful design and sturdy construction combine to ensure maximum performance in any music situation, anywhere in the world.
Japanese tradition is combined with contemporary materials and design to usher in a new era of flute music — Katana is truly the next generation of air reed instrument.
For any musical situation
– enhanced deep and austere shakuhachi sound.
– three octave range, overwhelming stability, instantaneous responsiveness, and good penetration and wide dynamic range — from delicate to bold.
The ergonomically designed mouthpiece enables you to play naturally, as you sing.
The Meri-Cut notches on the first and third finger holes facilitate the production of half-hole notes.
The four-section construction allows for personalized finger hole adjustments. Each player can offset the finger holes to fit his or her favorite position. This feature is especially useful for the longer flutes, and it enables fitting for either right-handed or left-handed players.
A variety of unique structures help the player to perform with ease, free of strain.
A unique segmented structure has been adopted to allow pitch tuning by leaving a small gap between the head joint and the lower connection.
The joints are sturdy and free from looseness as metal parts are directly connected without the use of cork or o-rings.
Robust and easy to handle
The sturdy metal body solves the problem of the bamboo shakuhachi’s tendency to break and allowing use in a variety of environments.
It is washable and easy to maintain.
The flowing form and beautiful look of the anodized aluminum surface will bring out the best appearance for performers on a wide range of stages — from classical to contemporary music.
Easy to carry
The four jointed body can be stored compactly in a special semi-hard case, and is very convenient to carry. (only for 331D, 332D, 331E)
In addition to the 1.8 D flute, which is the standard length for traditional shakuhachi, 1.6 E and 2.3 A flutes are available. They can be used for a variety of professional and ensemble situations, as well as for solo explorations.
(1.6 E and 2.3 A flutes will be released before the end of 2020.)
– Please contact us for the latest update of the availability.
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