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Xiao Flutes by Fan Di-zhi
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updated Aug 14, 2005
These Chinese xiao flutes are made with queens tears bamboo (Xiang Fei) found in Hunan, China. Xiao maker Fan Di Zhi makes top quality flutes with beautifully mottled bamboo. Queens' Tears Bamboo flutes have solid tones and smoother strength controls, and are easier to play. Queens' Tears Bamboo flutes are not susceptible to humidity change and cracking is less likely to happen. In fact in Fan's experience cracking never happens. Queens' Tears Bamboo over 3 years of age is having higher density than other bamboo types of the same age. It is very sturdy, so the xiao and dizi made with Queens' Tears Bamboo have better resonance and higher sensitivity. The tones are deeper and stronger.
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Queens' Tears Bamboo Xiao Flutes
queens tears bamboo xiao flute
Top Quality Queens' Tears Bamboo Xiao

Key of F or Key of G

8 finger holes, both ends lamented with cow's horn, bound to ensure durability

bamboo age: over 3 years

 
queens tears bamboo xiao flutes
High Quality Queens' Tears Bamboo Xiao

Key of F, and Key of G

8 finger holes, both ends lamented with cow's horn, bound to ensure durability

bamboo age: over 2 years