The MAUI XAPHOON -C- is THE ORIGINAL XAPHOON!
The Xaphoon’s inventor, Brian Lee Wittmann, has been making every one of these bamboo Xaphoons in his workshop on Maui / Hawaii for over 40 years.
The bamboo for the instrument is cut directly on Maui from one of the fast re-growing bamboo forests, stored, and later made into the Xaphoons. If you watch Brian building the instruments, you realize what an artist he is.
It’s true that most of the Maui Xaphoons are very similar, but they are never identical. 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 MAUI XAPHOON is suitable for taking with you on your travels, as well as for playing in a band or around the campfire. It harmonizes very well with the human voice, string instruments or a piano.
Every instrument is a unique item! Purchasing from a nearby dealer can be an advantage.