The American Xaio
Xiaos have been around for a few thousand years in some form emanating from China and traditionally made of bamboo. With the world growing smaller and traditional instruments traveling far from home it is inevitable that craftsman would find an interest and make their own versions. This is the case with the Xiao made by Vance Pennington. Lovingly crafted out of hard woods and formed to resemble bamboo with bump and ties. The wonderful thing is I don’t have to worry about my Pennington Xiao cracking, which bamboo is prone to do especially with changing temperatures and humidity. Smooth beautiful tone and wonderful playability match its great looks.
Thank you, Vance for making such a beautiful instrument.