Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
  • Matuku, Big-Bore Low-D Whistle
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The Matuku is a handcrafted low penny whistle in the key of D major. The Matuku has a bigger bore than most other low-D instruments (27mm, 1 1/16") giving it a mellow but expressive tone. It is a big whistle with quite large tone-holes and is not recommended for beginners.

These whistles are tough, made from PVC. They feature: * A small bell/horn which helps improve the volume of the lower notes of each octave compared to the higher ones. * They also have a curved lip against which the air is directed like a classical flute, rather than a straight one, giving a distinctive tone. * Each whistle is carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow. * The range is at least two octaves, D4 to C#6, plus a few notes of the third octave. * My whistle has a very comfortable mouthpiece shape compared to many PVC or aluminium whistles.

BTW, Matuku is the Maori name for the Australasian bittern (sorry, bittern not included).

NOTES: * Orders are usually shipped within three days and delivery is typically less than two weeks. * My standard shipping method is via untracked international airmail. * If an order has not arrived within 30 days of shipping notification, contact me and I will post another. * Some countries may charge relevant taxes such as GST or VAT and/or further postal charges

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