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Mark Chan
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April 10th, 2014, 2:53 pm #11

I didn't ask him; but I think you buy from Prima Gakki distributors.
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pandorado100
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April 10th, 2014, 2:57 pm #12

When you are ready to order one, you can let us know how to go about it. The language barrier is going to be a problem for those of us non fluent in Japanese. Maybe a tutorial like your guide to buying with Tenso.
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Jack Campin
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April 10th, 2014, 3:29 pm #13

They are maybe a bit less ugly than the usual Focalink plastics, but it looks like your fingers would be in the same place as they are on a Dragontooth. No suggestion that their acoustic performance is a selling point. Not a lot there to tempt me.

What does Osawa know about plastic moulding technology, anyway? It's the engineer who really designed it who ought to have their name on the product.
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FortyTwoBlades
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April 10th, 2014, 6:13 pm #14

I believe that, design-wise, Osawa is responsible for defining the desired performance characteristics and things like aesthetic design and finger layout. The engineer then generates the technical specs based on that information. I do think it would be lovely if the engineers responsible for generating the technical/structural requirements and specifications got to have their names on products in general.

I wish that there was an Italian 10-hole plastic. Somebody needs to get on that.
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:aria: STL Aria AC (matte black)
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:focalinkblue: Focalink Plastic AC
:focalinkgreen: Focalink Plastic SC
:noblered: Noble Plastic AC
:triple: Solist Plastic Triple
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Jubal
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April 10th, 2014, 6:34 pm #15

Or a plastic that isn't in C would be great too.
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:pendant: Oberon 6 hole Sopranino Eb
:pendant: Songbird Black Spiral 4 hole Sopranino F
:pendant: STL Blue Rupee 6 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Tenrai 8 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Terry Riley 5 hole Soprano Bb
:pendant: Clayz Turtle 4 hole Soprano A
:oldoc: Vintage Mathieu 10 hole Soprano C
:ocarina: Menaglio Sol 2
:ocarina: Pure 11 hole Alto D (Prototype; Refinished by Larry Tew)
:ocarina: Rotter 10 hole Meissen C3
:ocarina: Terry Riley 10 hole Alto Bb
:oldoc: Vintage Guido Bondi 10 hole 13C
:ocarina: Spoony 10 hole Bass C
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FortyTwoBlades
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April 10th, 2014, 6:41 pm #16

The problem there is that plastics molds are insanely expensive, typically on the order of $10,000+, so it's not feasible to make a plastic ocarina unless it'll generate high-volume sales. C being the most popular key, that's what gets made.
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My Ocarinas:
[+] Spoiler
:ocarina: Oberon AC "Rigel" (My favorite!)
:budrio: Menaglio Do1
:budrio: Menaglio Sol2
:budrio: Menaglio Do3
:aria: STL Aria AC (matte black)
:aria: STL Aria SG
:double: Focalink Dolce DAC (custom "shan shui" landscape art)
:focalinkblue: Focalink Plastic AC
:focalinkgreen: Focalink Plastic SC
:noblered: Noble Plastic AC
:triple: Solist Plastic Triple
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate G
:pendant: Generic 6-hole Bass
:double: Takashi DAC
:triple: Imperial City (Bull) TBC
:ocarina: STL Purple Clay Mini
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Mark Chan
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April 11th, 2014, 3:49 pm #17

I asked Satsuki Yuba about it today; and she said that it's already been out since the end of March. You can buy them in music stores nationwide.
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pandorado100
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April 11th, 2014, 10:07 pm #18

Mark, do you mean nationwide in America? I haven't seen any music stores in my area that carry ocarinas, even the plastic Focalink or Dadi ocarinas.
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Jubal
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April 11th, 2014, 10:29 pm #19

I've looked on Rakuten and 10holes.com and couldn't find them.
"Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words." -Alte Oper Haus, Frankfurt, Germany

PSA: Modern agriculture is a good thing.
[+] My Ocarina Collection
:pendant: Oberon 6 hole Sopranino Eb
:pendant: Songbird Black Spiral 4 hole Sopranino F
:pendant: STL Blue Rupee 6 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Tenrai 8 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Terry Riley 5 hole Soprano Bb
:pendant: Clayz Turtle 4 hole Soprano A
:oldoc: Vintage Mathieu 10 hole Soprano C
:ocarina: Menaglio Sol 2
:ocarina: Pure 11 hole Alto D (Prototype; Refinished by Larry Tew)
:ocarina: Rotter 10 hole Meissen C3
:ocarina: Terry Riley 10 hole Alto Bb
:oldoc: Vintage Guido Bondi 10 hole 13C
:ocarina: Spoony 10 hole Bass C
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate G
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate C
:inline: TNG 12 hole Inline Alto C
:double: Alan Albright Eb/Ab
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Bryce
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April 11th, 2014, 11:17 pm #20

They aren't on OcarinaHouse, either.
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