Moderator: Bateleur

Tenrai Ocarinas

Saki
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 3:09 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 1:09 pm #1

Since we don't have an official page for them yet...



Tenrai Ocarinas is an American ocarina company founded in 2010 that currently makes 6 hole pendants and 8 hole extended range pendants.

The 6 holes have a short windway, allowing easy fipple bending, and the 8 holes actually have subholes, which is rare for a pendant and makes them fully chromatic. Despite their high pitch, Tenrais sound sweet rather than shrill. They are also small and light enough to be worn as a necklace. They come in a variety of glazes, from simple to flashy. In the future, Tenrai will also be making 9 hole "hybrid" ocarinas, and standard 12 hole transverse ocarinas.

They sell off of their Ebay page: http://myworld.ebay.com/tenraiocarina/

You can also contact them for special orders through their email: info@tenraiocarina.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tenraiocarina

Website: http://tenraiocarina.blogspot.com/

Reviews:
6 hole: http://theocarinanetwork.com/topic/7016253/1/
http://theocarinanetwork.com/topic/6984548/1/

8hole: http://theocarinanetwork.com/topic/7028944/1/
Last edited by Saki on July 23rd, 2011, 6:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Saki Asakura's Youtube Channel
[+] My Ocarinas
Focalink B Type AC
Night By Noble AC
Focalink Limited Black Opal SG
Focalink Ensemble Double
Focalink Osawa i AC and SC
Imperial City Triple BC
Imperial City Tina's Custom SF
Luna Celta Galaxy ABb
Luna Celta Galaxy SEb
Tenrai Pendant SA (x2)
Classic Songbird AG Ocarina of Time XL
Quote
Like
Share

Kartoonkid91
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 10:07 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 6:44 pm #2

I Love Tenrai Ocarinas!!!
My YouTube Channel <Click>
[+] My Ocarinas (List)
:pendant: Hind DIY 4 hole
:OoT: OoT 12 Hole (Songbird)
:pendant: TaiChi 6 Hole StrawFire Pendent (Focalink)
:ocarina: Dragon Tooth (Songbird)
:pendant: Mini 5 hole Zelda Replica Pendent (Clayz)
:ocarina: 12 hole Strawfired SG (Focalink)
:pendant: 6 Hole Sopranino in F Pendent Strawfire (Focalink)
:inline: 10 hole Poly. SG Mountain Ocarina
:inline: 9 hole Poly. AC Mountain Ocarina
:ocarina: 12 hole AC Concert Series Spencer {Black}
:ocarina: 12 hole SC Plastic Focalink {Red}
:ocarina: 12 hole AC Plastic Focalink {Purple} (Sisters)
:pendant: 4 hole Focalink Red Nemo Pendent (Sisters)
:pendant: 6 hole Tenor Rupee Pendent {Green} (Sisters)
:pendant: Tenrai Ext. Range 6 Hole Pendant {Purple Cosmos}
:pendant: 6 hole Jade Crackle Seapod AC Focalink (Moms)
:ocarina: 12 hole STL Tenor Enigma (Moms)
:pendant: Tenrai Ext. range 8 Hole Limited Edition Pendant #9 out of 50{White w/Red Speckles}
:pendant: Tenrai Ext. Range 6 Hole Pendant {Night Sky}
:ocarina: Ogawa In C
:ocarina: 10 hole Rotter C3
:ocarina: Hind Soprano in F 12 hole Sweet Potato H. Rosewood (on order)
:ocarina: Muse in Eb
:ocarina: Aketa (Prima-Gakki) RT-1C
:pendant: Original Songbird Tenor pendant
:double: Spencer Custom Virtuoso Series DAC {Bone White, with Bible verse in Red}
:oldoc: Green 12 hole H. Fiehn
[+] My Ocarinas 6/9/11 (Pic)
[+] Ocarinas/Ukes I want
Spencer Double
Hind Alto C Sweet Potato in Bolivian Rosewood
Maparam Double/Single AC
12 Hole Purple Clay Mini
Focalink Double AC
Trio Set (Do1,Sol2, Do3) By Fabio Minaglio
Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor
Kala KA-ASAC-T Solid Acacia Tenor
Eleuke Sunburst Cutaway Body
Epiphone Les Paul l Acoustic/Electric Concert Ukulele
Are You a Good Person?
Kartoonkid91 :D
Quote
Like
Share

RJ924
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Joined: July 12th, 2010, 4:40 am

July 23rd, 2011, 6:56 pm #3

We have two of these. I am impressed with the range of them, and love that I can easily play e flat and the low b.
Roger
[+] Interesting thoughts
Why would anyone who already has a smoke alarm need a kitchen timer?
Get yer affairs in order, boys, 'cuz we're all gonna die!
How can you tell when a politician is lying? - A.-When their lips are moving.
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
An amateur practices until they can get it right, a professional practices until they can't get it wrong
?Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.? &#8213; Plato
"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."- Aldous Huxley
Quote
Like
Share

DustyLad
Double Ocarinist x 4
Double Ocarinist x 4
Joined: March 10th, 2010, 6:01 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 7:31 pm #4

They look very nice, if i hadn't lost my taste for pendants i would have bought one already.
Quote
Like
Share

bluebell
Triple Ocarinist
Triple Ocarinist
Joined: August 27th, 2008, 11:03 am

July 23rd, 2011, 8:02 pm #5

I am extremely pleased with my 2. I cant wait for the 9 & 12 holes!!!
*signature change pending*
Quote
Like
Share

OkamiFlautist
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: June 24th, 2011, 2:24 am

July 23rd, 2011, 9:08 pm #6

I just ordered one of the Extended Range 8 hole ones from them. Can't wait for it to arrive!
Poltergeist wrote:Although it might be a funny spectacle to sit in a concert hall, wait for the concert to begin and watch the orchestra warm up their instruments - with hair dryers. :thumbsup:
[+] My Ocarinas
Focalink 12-hole Alto C (wood colour) :ocarina:
Tenrai Extended Range 8 Hole Pendant (Limited Edition, white with red flecks) #24 of 50 :pendant:
Focalink 12 hole plastic SC in Royal Blue AKA el cheapo Ocarina of Time :OoT:
Songbird 6 hole Baby Dragoontooth Soprano G# :pendant:
Songbird Dragontooth
[+] My Wishlist
Focalink AC Double :double:
Songbird 7 hole Zelda Ocarina of Time Replica :OoT: :link:
Songbird 10 hole Little Wing :ocarina:
Songbird Muse
[+] My other Instruments
Polaris Flute
Yamaha Keyboard
Tempo Acoustic Guitar
Quote
Like
Share

Jubal
Quadruple Ocarinist x 2
Quadruple Ocarinist x 2
Joined: July 3rd, 2011, 8:48 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 10:26 pm #7

I'll be buying the Japanese relief pendant. The 8-hole range, the songbook with the Forest Maze theme, and the 90% of the proceeds going to aid Japan is all too tempting.
"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
Quote
Like
Share

passaggio
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: June 6th, 2011, 5:12 am

July 24th, 2011, 3:00 am #8

I have their 6-hole obsidian. Really love it! It has great range & such beautiful tone. Easy fipple bends. And feels solid without being heavy...I wear it everywhere nowadays! Totally gonna be THAT girl. :D
(Only thing that bothered me a bit: The paint job didn't match the pretty Ebay pic exactly...but hey! Guess I expected that. Unique & still very beautiful.)

Anyway, I wanna try to get the Japanese relief pendant for an early-Christmas present or something. Hopefully, I'll convince someone I need it before Tenrai runs out. :S Though if that's the case, I'm gonna wait & see if they make sweet potatoes. That'd be cool.

p.s. Good work, Saki! I like this page.
Last edited by passaggio on July 24th, 2011, 3:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
[+] Ocs I own/ Wishlist
Ocs I own:
:pendant: Tenrai Obsidian 6-hole
:pendant: Tenrai Seafoam 8-hole
:fairyoc: Epicai Husky AC
:pendant: Epicai "One & Only TON!" 6-hole
:pendant: Epicai Two-tone whistle
:fairyoc: Hamlett Aged Bronze AC
:ocarina: Focalink SC
:ocarina: Focalink AC
:brokenoc: (broken) an anonymous AC

Wishlist ocs:
:triple: Focalink Triple AC
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate in G
:OoT: Songbird Dragontooth in C
:budrio: Fabio Menaglio ocarinas
:pendant: a Terry Riley pendant
...and many, many more!
[+] &#9834;&#9835;&#9834; Mood Music &#9834;&#9835;&#9834; --- Oct 8th --- Everyday I'm shufflin'
Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good time

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
We just wanna see ya shake that

Everyday I'm shufflin'

-- excerpt from Party Rock Anthem, by LMFAO
Quote
Like
Share

Saki
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: January 3rd, 2011, 3:09 pm

July 25th, 2011, 12:54 pm #9

Just so everyone knows, China Sea is now out of stock, and new colors are coming soon. The newest is "Tahiti Grape", a blue/brown spotted glaze.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... #mainImage
Saki Asakura's Youtube Channel
[+] My Ocarinas
Focalink B Type AC
Night By Noble AC
Focalink Limited Black Opal SG
Focalink Ensemble Double
Focalink Osawa i AC and SC
Imperial City Triple BC
Imperial City Tina's Custom SF
Luna Celta Galaxy ABb
Luna Celta Galaxy SEb
Tenrai Pendant SA (x2)
Classic Songbird AG Ocarina of Time XL
Quote
Like
Share

DeTerminator
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Joined: May 10th, 2011, 11:14 pm

July 30th, 2011, 6:47 am #10

Eight- hole version in different colors is on Ebay now, for those interested. Price of the six- hole is up a little, too. Very nice pendants... eventually I will get the eight- hole, but think the various sixes that I have will work for now.
Quote
Like
Share