The Obscure Ocarina Thread

DavidRamos
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August 24th, 2009, 9:47 pm #1

No doubt there are certain makers on TON that get a lot of love. And there's a good chance that if you're on TON, you either own a Maparam, Focalink, STL(TNG), or all of the above!

But I'd like to shine some light on a few of the less known makers and their wonderful instruments. The other craftsmen who have spent years perfecting their ocarinas, yet people continue to pour their money into the more well known companies who can really afford to promote their products and have large customer bases already!

So here's what you do: List an ocarina or several ocarinas you have or you would like to have from less known makers around the world and tell us why you like them. The more obscure, the better. If it seems they have a large customer base or large online presence, try to highlight someone smaller.

Please do not list any ocarinas from Maparam, Focalink, or STL. I know this may be hard for certain TONians, but try to resist the urge :rofl:

If you need ideas, check out the Regional Focus section of the forum or the Ocarina Maker Index in my new book, The Ocarina Guide, listing over 30 makers and 55 ocarinas throughout the book.

Here's Mine...

Ogawa Alto C - http://www.fl-oca.com/eocarina.htm
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Quite possibly one of the greatest ocarinas ever made, lol. I love the look and the tone is absolutely gorgeous. This is what an ocarina is supposed to sound like XD It's a Type 1, but it actually has quite an impressive volume and is very expressive!


Peter Sloan 5 Hole Pendant- http://petersloan.ca
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Is this not one of the coolest ocarinas you've ever seen? :D
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Bateleur
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August 24th, 2009, 10:07 pm #2

I love the ocarinas from Byimyrza Bazaar in Kyrgyzstan!

LINK to TON thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx-r3tej ... r_embedded

They make wonderful sculptural ocarinas of the 7-hole variety. I'd love to have any of their sculptural Ibex or Ram ocarinas. Sure, they have a somewhat limited range, but they're in-tune with concert pitch (as far as I can tell), and I believe that the sculptural qualities make it wonderful collectible material.
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Adam
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August 24th, 2009, 10:10 pm #3

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speckles
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August 24th, 2009, 11:10 pm #4

Mitya Kuznetsov's ocarinas

LINK (from an old post of mine)


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HieronRemade
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August 25th, 2009, 12:44 am #5

DavidRamos wrote:Ogawa Alto C - http://fl-oca.com/eocarina.htm


Quite possibly one of the greatest ocarinas ever made, lol. I love the look and the tone is absolutely gorgeous. This is what an ocarina is supposed to sound like XD It's a Type 1, but it actually has quite an impressive volume and is very expressive!
Man I would love to get my hands on one of those...I've already got my heart set on getting a Focalink Double AC next so it will be a while before I can afford one. :(

Here's one - http://langleyocarinas.com/shop



I don't have one but I think this guy makes some awesome looking pendants that sound beautiful!
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Ocs I Own:

WPN Alto F
WPN Double AC
Focalink Alto C
Focalink Double AC
Focalink Double SG
Focalink Plastic SC
Noble Bass C
Homemade AF and TF
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CommDante
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Joined: August 18th, 2009, 8:14 pm

August 25th, 2009, 1:14 am #6

@DavidRamos
Pretty weird site, it actually needs the "www.": http://www.fl-oca.com/eocarina.htm
Getting a 404 without it.

I love the looks of that "Peter Sloan 5 Hole Pendant", it almost looks ancient. :love:
Ocarinaer: "amazing what a few holes in a piece of clay can do. ;)"

[+] My OCs
:boogie: Ocarinas I own: :boogie:
(From STL:) Zelda "Tenor" replica :ocarina: and Sop replica :ocarina: Sop 6h :pendant:
(From Songbird:) Focalink AC :double: FC plastic AC :ocarina: and SC :ocarina: Seedpot AC :pendant: Teardrop SC :pendant:
Maparam: AC :double:
$*# limit
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Jhaemes
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August 25th, 2009, 8:57 pm #7

@ HieronRemade. If that's the "songstone" it isn't that good.
Woof!

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[+] Instruments I Own
Pendants
Focalink Novelty Ladybug
Focalink Novelty Panda
Focalink Novelty Whale
Hind DIY Ocarina Kit
6 Hole Unbranded
TNG 6 Hole Teacarina
8 Hole Tenrai
Focalink handpainted Alto F

Transverse
WPN 12 Hole Soprano F
Focalink 12 Hole Alto C B style
Focalink 12 Hole Plastic Alto C
Focalink 12 Hole Plastic Soprano C
Rotter Bass C
Rotter G2
Solist Plus 12 Hole Alto C
10 Hole "Vintage Viceroy Bakelite" Ocarina


Multi Chambered
Solist Plastic Triple
Colombo Triple


Misc
Benson Bass Guitar
Clarke Tin Whistle in Doge.
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David F.
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August 25th, 2009, 9:00 pm #8

look at these
found on the ogawa website

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Syche
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August 25th, 2009, 9:15 pm #9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtE2akCyjmI

These things look like giant mud rocks but the sound is ridiculously amazing.

They have some pretty interesting harmony ocarinas, pretty nifty.
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My Ocarinas :D

STL Black 12 Hole Tenor
***Focalink Double AC***
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DavidRamos
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August 27th, 2009, 2:42 am #10

Syche wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtE2akCyjmI

These things look like giant mud rocks but the sound is ridiculously amazing.

They have some pretty interesting harmony ocarinas, pretty nifty.
Whoa. It sounds beautiful and it actually looks like a "Sweet Potato" :rofl:
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