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The Maui Xaphoon


Portable like a recorder.

Sounds like a sax/clarinet.

Incredible sound for such a small instrument.

Spread joy wherever you go!

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The Maui Xaphoon


Portable like a recorder.

Sounds like a sax/clarinet.

Incredible sound for such a small instrument.

Spread joy wherever you go!

 

"It's a Joy Machine!"

Congratulations!  You've discovered the original Maui Xaphoon®.  The Xaphoon® (pronounced "za-foon"), is a sax-like instrument for musicians who want a big sound but don't want to carry a large sax.  The Xaphoon's sound is between a saxophone and a clarinet-- a very deep and rich sound for its size -- and was made to be played whenever the mood strikes.  The experienced player will find the Xaphoon® to be expressive and powerful; the beginner will find it fun and easy, and good practice for other reed instruments.

 

 

The inventor of the Maui Xaphoon Bamboo Sax and Maui Xaphoon Pocket Sax shows off the versatility of his musical instrument.

Gumboots (Paul Simon) - Concert features the Pocket Sax at 1:30 and 2:30.  July 1, 2011 in London

Chris Tummings plays Four by Miles Davis on The Maui Xaphoon

More sound samples and videos can be found on our Sound Samples page.

Which Model?


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Which Model?


The "Bamboo Sax"

Hand-made by the creator

 

The original "Maui Xaphoon® Bamboo Sax" is hand-made of Bamboo, cut from the rain forests of East Maui by the instrument's creator, Brian Wittman. Click here to see pictures and an incredible video of how they're made. They are available in the keys of C, Bb, D, and low G, and possess a 2-octave, fully chromatic scale (click here for a fingering chart). Available in Regular, "Signature Series", and Custom keys.  

the "Pocket Sax"

Industrial-strength ABS Resin

The Xaphoon® has proven so popular that an injection-molded version called "The Maui Xaphoon® Pocket Sax" was created. Ideal for classrooms or students on a budget, this instrument (available in the key of "C," and in many colors) sounds identical to the original bamboo instruments, retaining all of their richness and versatility.  All of our instruments are sourced and manufactured in the United States. 

Want to own one?  Check out all of our Xaphoon models in The Xaphoon Store.

own an original!


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own an original!


Why own an original Maui Xaphoon®?

  • It will bring you JOY - Imagine bringing a smile to people wherever you are - at a bus stop, in a cave, waiting in line, even a parking garage!
  • It can be with you ALWAYS - A true portable instrument that can be carried everywhere - in your pocket, backpack, even up your sleeve.
  • It will TURN HEADS - The Xaphoon® sounds two octaves lower than conventional flutes of the same length. Play it in an acoustic space and it will sound like a saxophone. Make friends while making spiritual music!
  • Each handmade Xaphoon® is a Work of Art that you will cherish forever.
  • Xaphoons make Great Gifts for that talented musician in your life!

The original Maui Xaphoons® also sound better and have better tuning than the illegal copies you may find online.  Do not be fooled - support the creator and own a classic original!