These ocarinas are made completely from hardwoods and have a lustrous oil finish which protects the wood, highlights its rich color, and accents its beautiful grain patterns. The wood is completely sealed on the inside and outside to protect it from moisture.
Wood imparts to the ocarina an amazingly pure and mellow tone quality, and the instrument has the warm and comforting feel that only comes from wood. My ocarinas speak effortlessly and have a nice even tone from the lowest notes to the highest.
Wood also makes these instruments much lighter weight than clay or ceramic ocarinas of the same size, so they are easier to hold and play. If you have ever been afraid of dropping your ceramic ocarina, your mind will be more at ease while playing my wooden instruments.
NOTE: I am in the process of switching to African Sapele (pronounced sa pee' lee) for all my inline ocarinas. I find this wood much more stable and uniform in quality than the walnut I have been getting for the last few years.
Fingering charts and complete care instructions can be found in the "Enjoy" tab above. A thick corduroy drawstring bag is also provided so it will be well protected when stored for safe-keeping.