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Sweet Potato Ocarinas

There is a mysterious quality to the shape of these unique instruments. Visually they are both stimulating and captivating. Is it sculpture? Is it art? Is it musical? Yes, it's all of these...and more. The free-flowing form is comforting and satisfying to hold. It more than fits into your hand, it melts into your soul. Very soon you will find yourself becoming one with this instrument. The sound is rich and mellow...from the soprano with its pure, sweet tone to the bass with its soft resonance, each sweet potato is painstakingly voiced and accurately tuned for optimal tonal quality.

These extraordinary ocarinas are recognized worldwide as unique works of musical art. Each instrument is stamped on the INSIDE with JC HIND, the date it was made, and a serial number identifying it in the chronological listing of Hind's instruments. Collectors have long appreciated this sequential list, because it precisely establishes the exact day the instrument was made. Traditionally, such documented collector's items have been highly prized and have increased steadily in value over time.

 I offer Sweet Potato ocarinas in five sizes: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, and Double. Not all sizes are available at all times.  

 

Hind Soprano Sweet Potato Ocarina
SOPRANO
starting at $225
  The soprano sweet potato has a sweet and pure tone without a hint of breathiness...even on the highest notes. It's a good choice if you want to carry it in your pocket. It has double holes for low E and F#. The ocarina to the left is made of Bolivian rosewood. At the bottom of this page you will find links to my price lists showing all the woods I have available. The fingering chart and care instructions are provided here on the website.
   
Range:
Size: 3 5/8" long ~ 2 3/4" wide ~ 1 1/2" thick

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Hind Sweet Potato Ocarina
ALTO
starting at $325
  The alto is four notes lower than the soprano and has a melodic sound.  It has double holes for low B and C#. Each instrument comes in a thick corduroy drawstring carrying bag for protection. The ocarina to the left is made of Cocobolo. At the bottom of this page you will find links to my price lists showing all the woods I have available. The fingering chart and care instructions are provided here on the website.
   
Range:
Size: 5" long ~ 3 1/2" wide ~ 2" thick

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Hind Tenor Sweet Potato Ocarina
TENOR
starting at $375
  The tenor has a mellow, soothing sound. It has double holes for low E and F#. Each instrument comes in a thick corduroy drawstring carrying bag for protection. The ocarina to the left is made of Cocobolo. At the bottom of this page you will find links to my price lists showing all the woods I have available. The fingering chart and care instructions are provided here on the website.
   
Range:
Size: 6 1/4" long ~ 4 1/2" wide ~ 2 1/4" thick

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Hind Bass Sweet Potato Ocarina
BASS
starting at $395
  The bass tone is soft, yet resonant with quick response. It plays effortlessly with just the slightest breath of air and is very relaxing and soothing to play. It has double holes for low B and C#. Each instrument comes in a thick corduroy drawstring carrying bag for protection. The ocarina to the left is made of Cocobolo. At the bottom of this page you will find links to my price lists showing all the woods I have available. The fingering chart and care instructions are provided here on the website.
   
Range:
Size: 8" long ~ 6" wide ~ 2 3/4" thick

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Hind Double Sweet Potato Ocarina
DOUBLE
starting at $550
  The double sweet potato plays an extended range of over two octaves. The left (lower) side progresses up the scale from low A to D# above the octave. Then the right (higher) chamber continues up the scale from E to C. It has double holes for low A and B, and high F# and B. Each instrument comes in a thick corduroy drawstring carrying bag for protection. The ocarina to the left is made of Cocobolo. At the bottom of this page you will find links to my price lists showing all the woods I have available. The fingering chart and care instructions are provided here on the website.
Range:
Size: 6 1/4" long ~ 4 1/2" wide ~ 2" thick

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