This is truly and incredible item for any fan of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. My daughter just fell in love with it. It is incredible sounds, came with a teaching song book and the sound is so clear and a sound all its on. If you close your eyes it really transforms you to a new land . This is very well crafted and made and definitely worth it. Will make an incredible holiday gift this year.
About St. Louis Ocarina....
Established in 2005 to help revive interest in the art of ocarina playing. Our ocarinas have appeared with major symphony orchestras under the direction of such notable conductors as Pierre Boulez and Michael Tilson Thomas. Our ocarinas have been used in performances with the New World Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Symphony and most recently, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in their holiday concerts. Not only do we strive to provide the highest quality instruments, we are also committed to helping each of you in your path to mastering the ocarina. Whether you are a seasoned professional or are picking up an ocarina for the first time, it is our goal to provide you with all you need to continue improving.
The 12 Hole Tenor Ocarina "The Hobbit", includes an online instructional booklet, as well as a Lord of the Rings songbook.
Just listen to this wonderful sounds made by this instrument with the video below.
With the Dec. 17 release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, these themed ocarinas make special gifts that lovers of these films can easily pick up and enjoy:
* 12-Hole Tenor Hobbit Ocarina: 5 inches long, C Major, retail price: $59.99.* 12-Hole Dwarf Tenor Ocarina: 5.5 inches long, C Major, retail price: $59.99.* 12-Hole Elf Tenor Ocarina: 7.5 inches long, C Major, retail price: $79.99 (SALE $69.99).* 6-Hole Lord of the Rings Shield Ocarina: 3.5 inches long with pitch ranges from C5 to E6 including sharps and flats. Retail price: $32.99.
Disclosure : I received this product for free, in hopes for a review on this blog. However, I only give my honest opinion .