Shakuhachi offers a complete repair service for shakuhachi; including
crack repair and binding, utaguchi replacement, nakasuke joint
adjustment and interior lacquer. Prices are averages and subject to
change depending on the degree of repair necessary. Shipping and
insurance charge not included. Please feel free to contact me regarding
any repair needed.
Inlaid rattan binding
is an aesthetically pleasing method of repairing cracks in the bamboo.
Strong cord is bound underneath, then covered with rattan flush to the
bamboo. $65 each.
Rattan also adds a visually
understated elegance to the nakasuki joint. $125
is an economical alternative to rattan. It is very strong and is not
invasive to the bamboo. Each binding is painted with urushi lacquer
(black or dark red) to fuse
the cord together. Usually 10 or 11 bindings are enough to bind the
entire flute. $100 for complete binding.
replacements are available in horn, ebony, various hardwoods, and
acrylic. Kinko, Tozan, and Myoan. $65. Lower price if the utaguchi can
be repaired by less invasive filling instead of replacement.
Over the years, the nakasuke joint often wears down with use. (see
photo) Very hard finish urushi lacquer is used to build up the joint
for a snug fit. One coat $30, two or more coats $60.
Re-lacquering the Bore
2-3 coats of black or red urushi lacquer. $100