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Welcome in our atelier! The following report invites you to gain some insight into our work atmosphere. With a small team of three people we guarantee, through careful work, high quality of each instrument.

DAJOERI Panflute Construction

DAJOERI Panflutes
DAJOERI panflutes are handmade, top of the line Swiss quality products. They were developed in over 20 years of research, from a simple shepherd’s instrument to this classical panflute.


As models we took panflutes from Gheorge Zamfir, the world-known master on this instrument, who himself owns panflutes from DAJOERI.

In cooperation with well-known artists, such as Damian Luca, Nicolae Pirvu, Pedder Rizzi and Simion Stanciu "SYRINX" , further knowledge was obtained and used in the construction of the DAJOERI panflutes.

Materiel
A genuine panflute consists of bamboo pipes. Therefore a careful selection allows only utmost top quality to be used. The "shoe" provides a stable base for the instrument. The side mounting is made out of light maple and the sole of rosewood or sapelli wood, but it could as well be delivered in native woods.

DAJOERI Panflute Crafting


Quality Products
This instrument is built with utmost carefulness. The bamboo is stored for several years before it can be used for manufacturing an instrument. Quality control is taking place continuously between individual construction cycles, in order to prevent any flaws. Each flute is personally controlled and signed by the master himself.

DAJOERI Panflute Production

Tuning
All instruments are tuned in G-Major, but could be delivered in any other key. However it is also possible to play in any key, as with a practiced blow-technique, you can create a semi-tone on any note. As every DAJOERI panflute is precisely tuned with bee wax, it is possible to re-tune each instrument as needed. One uses specially developed DAJOERI tuning-rods for this procedure.


Intonation
It is possible to individually intone (scale and voice) each instrument based on personal taste, which means an individual trimming of the tone. 

Different Models
Normally a panflute is built with low sounds on the right, ascending to the left. However it is possible by special request, to build an instrument starting with the low sounds on the left.

DAJOERI Panflute Embouchure

Treatment and Cleaning
The instruments are impregnated, so that the use of oil is unnecessary. Due to a special dual-component varnish the instrument is protected from sweat. On special request, we can also deliver instruments unvarnished or mat. The inside of the tubes have to be cleaned two to three times a year. We use a 1/2 inch by 8 inches cotton stripe which will be winded around a tuning rod. We use warm water or a 60% alcohol solution.

Repairs and Adjustments
In our atelier we repair any defect flutes at once or perform any necessary revisions. It would also be possible to individually adjust the mouth-piece to the blow techniques of the musician. However that would necessitate for the musician to personally visit our atelier. By observing his blow technique we can manufacture the suitable mouth-piece.

 
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