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Island Ocarinas
Topic Started: 4 Feb 2009, 03:12 AM (3,593 Views)
Hunter
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I was browsing google and came across this ocarina site. I checked here at TON to see if I could find them in the Regional Focus section and I did not see them. I am assuming they are American because I could not find anywhere telling me where they were from. These Ocarinas look pretty good but I wonder if they sound good... I have not searched youtube yet.... Maybe I should start there.

Oh, and before I forget. Here is the link
http://islandocarinas.com/

Edited by speckles, 6 Apr 2013, 01:26 PM.
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kashu_okami
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According to their About section, the ocarinas are made on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Home page has links that I think are sound clips, but my computer is giving me issues so I can't access them and say for sure. Is anyone else able to access them? The ocarinas certainly have an interesting look.
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Walden
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kashu_okami
4 Feb 2009, 03:58 AM
According to their About section, the ocarinas are made on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Yep. They are Canadian.
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Looks like they remade thier site graphics. Looks wintery!
It is good to see that you can buy on-line now.
If I recall correctly, you could not before.
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MuteCivilian
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They look like dumplings, they're probably delicious.

The harmony one's look really cool, but are tuned to a pentatonic scale. They'd be good for playing native american music.
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Princess JennieO
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looks more like the plastic they use in Mexico to make slingshots, and alas I couldn't hear a sound sample from these things
Edited by Princess JennieO, 4 Feb 2009, 07:08 PM.
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Mikerules1
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I know this is a dead :dead: :dead: thread but I just want to say that I bought an Island ocarina in the key of Bb but it hasn't come yet. I am planning on doing a review of it as soon as it comes. :D :D :D :D :boogie: :boogie:
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Mikerules1
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Here's my review.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRiq6na9UFc
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Thanks for sharing! I've been curious about them for awhile now.
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Mikerules1
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I highly recommend them if u don't mind high notes.
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Achint
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Fat Mouse >^_^<

Looks like they were out of business but are now back in.
http://islandocarinas.com/
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OberonOcarinas
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Ive been seeing them on ebay...alot. so theyve probably just been operating out of there in the past.
they look like a marblized polymer, but if theyre ceramic, they either went through a mix of mason stains or clay bodies.
neat look at any rate c:
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IslandOcarinas
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Greetings,

Island Ocarinas are back, thanks for the compliments and good review. Most of what I've been making recently are marbled ocarinas, they are made out of a mix of clay bodies.
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Gnomeish
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I love the shape of these Ocarinas for pendents! I'm putting this on my list to buy for sure :) Since I'm from BC, I'm excited to get one and help support local business! The marble design is just beautiful.
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Kitten Forest
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I haven't seen much on ebay recently from Island Ocarinas, and the website still works but is outdated. Does anyone know how ordering works now or if they're still being made?
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Bryce
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They're on Etsy.
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Whynaut
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Sorry to revive a dead thread: I just ordered one of these after seeing that balinese scales are well adapted to his instruments. He is sending me a pentatonic in Eb. Bright turquoise. Reasonably priced!
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Kitten Forest
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His ebay and Etsy stores say he's taking a break. Does he still make them by request?
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Whynaut
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I believe that he’s selling his old stock. I went by what’s on his website. I just emailed him directly.
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Tennyson
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They are very beautiful and original ocarinas. :)

They are also quite 'solid' and they sound well.

At the level of aesthetics, the colours' combinations (at least in the 'older' models) are very very very very beautiful.

Actually, I have bought some of them, over time, and I was very happy with them.

Also the extended range models were quite well made and playing well. :)
Edited by Tennyson, 20 Jan 2018, 05:39 AM.
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Kitten Forest
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I convinced my mom to pick me up an SG from Island Ocarinas while she was in BC last week. I love it! It has that nice warm tone, extra subholes making the range from E to high B, one note short of a 12 hole SG, and I really like it. My mom said that he had some bass ones in for a reasonable price, so if you're looking for a bass pendant, I'd suggest you email Adrian. The glaze is a little streaky looking, but it gives it a more personal touch compared to large company made instruments. I would totally buy more if I could justify it!
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