Quena in G with Bamboo Phyllostachys
- Phyllostachys Bamboo body.
- Special mouthpiece cut at angle for best acoustics. Open bottom hole.
- Lacquered inside and outside to protect instrument.
- Key in G at 440 Hz
- Quena profesional, el cuerpo es de bambú filostachis
This quena is handcrafted using the best bamboo (Phyllostachys is a genus of Asian bamboo in the grass family. Many of the species are found in Central China, with a few species in northern Indochina and in the Himalayas) and other woods. It is fine-tuned using electronic tuners to guarantee professional sound. The mouthpiece is cut at an angle to allow for the best acoustics. Instrument grade lacquer is used to protect the instrument.
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.