Original Yunnan Ethnic Dai Tribe Gourd Flute Hulusi

The hulusi or cucurbit flute is a free reed wind instrument from China. It is held vertically and has three pipes which pass through a gourd wind chest.

The hulusi was originated by ethnic Dai Tribe of Southwest China, which can be dated back to Qin and Han Dynasties (221 BC to 220 AD). The sound of the original Yunnan Dai Tribe hulusi is hauntingly beautiful, fairly soft, and has a very pure, clarinet-like sound. The Dai Tribe men would play it to express their love to women, while other ethnic minorities often played the hulusi in the fields when taking a break from planting or harvesting.

Although the hulusi is still predominantly performed in China, it has in recent years been adopted by European composers and performers. Rohan Leach from England, Rapheal De Cock from Belgium and Herman Witkam from the Netherlands have all taken the instrument in new directions.

* Item #: YNDAHLS113
* Wind Chest: Natural Gourd
* Flute Pipes: Rosewood, Premium Quality in C Key
* Condition: All Brand New; Tuned, Tested, All Set – Ready to Play
* Performance: Top quality wood + Master level tuning for professional performance

Plus a free English Learning Guide & Maintenance Tips + Fingering Chart to get you ready to play in 30 minutes!

Other Keys Available Upon Request: D Minor, F Minor, Bb, A, G, F, D Major, Eb, Bb Major, and C Major. Additional fee of $ 15and 10 – 15 days for custom tuning
Personalize Your Hulusi: engrave a Dragon or a Name by our experienced crafter – optional for $ 15

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Product Features

  • Premium Rosewood Gourd and Pipes; Deluxe Ox Horn Mouth Piece
  • Professional 9 Holes 13 Notes Main Pipe; Two Tuned Drones; Top of the Line Switch for Great Delivery of Sound and Quick On / Off
  • Alloy of Copper and Nickel Fittings for Top Fixture and Tone
  • Detachable Gourd, Pipe and Drones for Cleaning and Reed Adjustment
  • Quality Velvet-Lined Hard Case with Shoulder Strap; Ornamental Chinese Knot Included