Focalink of Taiwan is a world-renowned producer of performance-grade ocarinas of consistently high quality. This ocarina, key of A4-F6, is tuned in the key of C, and can go below C down to the A. It has exquisite breath response and crystal clear tone.
This ocarina is made of traditional robust ceramic and takes its distinctive patterning and coloration from a process known as strawfiring, where the ocarina is wrapped in combustable materials before being placed in the kiln. Each piece is completely unique and gives the instrument its own "fingerprint."
A fingering chart and padded "holster" case are included.
The difference between the A and B styles is the A style is a little more compact and has a rounder more open sound while the B style is more elongated and features a more crisp and lively voice. The difference is subtle and both are phenomenal instruments.
Note: Camphor oil is used as a thinner in the shellac applied to these ocarinas. If you are allergic to camphor you may wish to choose a different ocarina.