The MAUI XAPHOON -Bb- is the XAPHOON in the baritone register. Every single MAUI XAPHOON is handmade by the instrument’s inventor, Brian Lee Wittman, in his small workshop on Hawaii. The bamboo for the instruments comes directly from the bamboo forests of Maui.
Every instrument is a unique item! It’s true that most of the Maui Xaphoons are very similar, but they are never identical. If you want to choose the instrument you prefer then purchasing from a nearby dealer is certainly an advantage.
The bamboo that grows on Maui is superb for building musical instruments. It’s robust, resistant to moisture and has very beautiful tonal properties.
The Xaphoon in Bb is a whole tone lower than the C instrument, a little bit longer and more sonorous in tone. It is suitable for playing with other Bb instruments, or for pieces that are written in Bb keys.