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Professional Incienso Sandalwood Guayacán Thick Big Holes in G 4 Advanced
Professional Incienso Sandalwood Guayacán Thick Big Holes in G 4 Advanced
Professional Incienso Sandalwood Guayacán Thick Big Holes in G 4 Advanced
Professional Incienso Sandalwood Guayacán Thick Big Holes in G 4 Advanced
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Professional Incienso Sandalwood Guayacán Thick Big Holes in G 4 Advanced

  • Quena is the one on the LEFT of main picture.
  • Hardwood inlay and cut at angle to allow best airflow.
  • Lacquered to protect instrument.
  • Ships from Maryland.
  • Precise tuning (440 Hz).
QUENA: INCIENSO & GUAYACAN
Sandalwood quenas with black ebony (guayacan) mouth piece. Very thick walls, along with larger holes for advance powerful quena players.

Quenas de incienso con guayacán, gruesas con agujeros grandes y pesadas, 
Guayacan / Brown Ebony: Being that the term “ebony” is synonymous with black, the term “Brown Ebony” may be somewhat of a oxymoron. Brown Ebony is not in the Diospyros genus, and isn’t considered a true ebony. Botanically, the wood is actually more closely related to Brazilwood—well known for its use in violin bows. Common Name(s): Brown Ebony, Guayacan. Scientific Name: Caesalpinia spp. (C. granadillo, C. paraguariensis, C. pluviosa)
Sandalwood: Is the name of a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries. Consequently, species of these slow-growing trees have suffered over-harvesting in the past century.

Flute maker: Angel Sampedro del Rio lives in Argentina and has been making bamboo instruments since 1985. Angel has been a member and secretary of the Argentine Association of Instrument Makers and has won numerous awards. Throughout his career he has participated in a number of expos and has written articles and collaborated in acoustic instrument research.

How is this quena tuned? Quenas meant for professional use are tuned up at a "saturated blowing point, " that is, just before switching to the second octave. The reason is that if I tune them at a lower blowing point, a professional quena player could play it and say it's out of tune. An out-of-tune quena can't be fixed­ or fixing it is complex, while a quena that feels somewhat low can be corrected with practice. Now, it's worth noting that this isn't a defect in the quena; the same thing happens to metal flutes, not to mention the shakuhachi. It's most probable that when you start playing you get a "low" tuning, that is, a quena pitch that is a bit low. This depends on your embouchure (how you place your lips and blow the quena), and you usually solve this by opening the embouchure. You would try to move the "U" and the edge of the mouthpiece away from your lips. At that position, the instrument has the right body and volume. It is also possible to tune it up by blowing faster. This doesn't mean you blow out more air, but blowing at a greater speed. Both of these things can take several days to master.

 

$ 210.00

Sale price Regular price $ 196.00