We offering following double reed instruments:
Gaita - spanish bagpipe
Punteira - the chanter of Gaita with wind-cap
Cornamuse - a soft shalmei
Hu-Lu-Si - chineses borduninstrument
Bombarde - traditional bretonic Shalmei
Chanter - the practice chanter for the scottish bagpipe
Mizmer - ägyptian Shalmei
Mukha-Veena, Shenai - indian Shalmei
So-Na - chinese Shalmei
PunteiraPunteira is the spanish name of the chanter of the Gaita, the spanish bagpipe.
With a wind-cap on the reed you can play the chanter like a shalmei.
These instruments are made in high quality and exactly tuned like the Gaitas. With the very thin reeds they are playing easily.
Like the Gaita, we offer the punteira in Do from Ash. If you are interested ask for other kinds in Re or Sib, or different woods.
Mizmer, egyptian shalmeiA reed instrument which is to be found in similar forms throughout North Africa and of the Near East (Turkish surna). The relatively thick reeds have to be soaked in water; only then can they produce the characteristic strong earthy shalmei sound which brings to mind a snake charmer.
indian ShalmeiThe large Indian shalmei is called a Nagaswaram, the smaller version a Mukha-veena. Both have thick reeds and have a noisy, penetrant sound.
chinese So-NaThe Chinese oboe or So-Na is made out of a wooden body and a large metal funnel. Due to its relatively small and thin reeds it produces a softer sound then either the Mizmer and Indian shalmei.