Kahu II, Tuneable Al Low-C Penny Whistle, Handcrafted

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The Kahu II (named after the Australasian Swamp Harrier) is a handcrafted low
penny whistle in the key of C major. The Kahu II is an octave lower than C
whistles like the Clarke or Generation; its bottom note corresponding to
'middle C' on a piano.

NB: This is a big whistle and is not recommended for beginners. However, the
Kahu II features carefully offset tone holes to simplify fingering. With the
offsets and use of the 'pipers grip' the Kahu II can be played even if you have
relatively small hands. The hole offsets can be configured for right or left
handed players (or no offsets) and you can advise me which version you prefer
at checkout. Note also that I sell a tone-hole key to make the D hole easier to
reach, also listed on Etsy.

These whistles are tough, made from aluminum, wood and PVC. Features of the
Kahu II are as follows:

* Unlike many Al whistles, the wall thickness is only 1mm, so it is nice and
* The Kahu is Tuneable +/- about 30 cents.
* The mouthpiece is my well-proven PVC and wood design with the curved lip
giving a distinctive tone
* They feature a small gold painted bell/horn which helps improve the volume
of the
lower notes of each octave
* Each whistle is carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the
limits of variable
air temperature and how hard you blow.
* Range is two octaves, C4 to D#6, and maybe a couple of notes higher although
they are rather loud!
* My whistle has a very comfortable mouthpiece shape compared to many PVC or
aluminium whistles

Besides the key of C, the Kahu II whistle is easily played in dorian mode (the
scale starting on D), in F major and D minor by half-holing the B and of course
Am. Instruction sheet included.

You can watch a demo of the Kahu I whistle on YouTube here:
(Cut and paste into your browser.)

* Since my instruments are handcrafted to order, the processing time will
depend on the number of orders, current workload and other factors such as
lockdowns. Check the estimated delivery time given by Etsy for the current
processing time.
* Sorry, photo props are not included! :-)
* Wooden parts are made from reclaimed timber, or from wood cut from my own
* My standard shipping method is via semi-tracked international airmail.
Delivery is usually less than two weeks, but may take much longer due to the
global pandemic.
* If an order has not arrived within 45 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
* Specifications may be subject to change without notice.

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