Two Stamp Akimine 1.9. Dense bamboo and fine craftsmanship. Stamps read 秋峯 which translates to Akimine; could not find any info on this highly refined maker. This is a very responsive flute with a nice ro, beautiful tone and full meris.
The bore is exquisite and all original, except for a small area around the new buffalo horn inlay (slightly darker red "neri bengara" urushi). Original urushi center rings, 2 shallow cracks repaired with inlaid bindings and decorative mentori rattan surface bindings sealed with shuai urushi; one inlaid+mentori binding at the root.
Excellent tuning and very easy to play far up into the 3rd octave. Comes with leather utaguchi cap and silk bag.
SOLD OR ON HOLD