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Thomas Zach Ocarina; An unusual vintage ocarina
Topic Started: 8 Oct 2012, 05:59 AM (7,764 Views)
OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
Aw, sorry Hans! You already have some, how many do you need? I would be happy with all the Takashis and maybe a few more from select high end sellers, and one from spiritwind because I might get the specially first fired ocarina!
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Jubal
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Wow Hans, next time I'm visiting my family is Germany, I may take a trip to Austria to visit your museum!

I also want to visit Gosselink though, and the Eppelsheim factory. That's a lot of gas.
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OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
You got that right! :)
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geotjakra
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27 Mar 2013, 06:33 PM
He didn't say that. You could make a chocolate ocarina with a mold, like heita3 did on youtube.
for those who have not seen this video:
Heita3 chocolate ocarina
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Wollemi Pine
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To eat, or not to eat the chocolate ocarina.
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OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
I would probably play a few songs and then dig in! :)
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Wollemi Pine
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Here we go. How to make a chocolate ocarina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VlTiVsSSnY

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Jafafa Hots
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Wollemi Pine
30 Mar 2013, 02:43 AM
Here we go. How to make a chocolate ocarina:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VlTiVsSSnY

Ya know, if plastic printer prices keep coming down, someone could create molds (two halves) made specifically for creating a nice chocolate ocarina with the home chocolate molding stuff people already do.

For easter, for example, imagine a hollow ocarina you can play and then eat!

(hey wait... I wonder if you can sculpt a hollow chocolate bunny into an oc? Ears as mouthpiece etc. :D )
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OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
Cool! That is a LOL idea! You should ask heita3 if he can do it!
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Wollemi Pine
8 Oct 2012, 07:09 PM
FortyTwoBlades
8 Oct 2012, 04:45 PM
I want to see a Cadbury cream ocarina now.
I think you had something like this in mind?

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Getting back on topic, I think the Thomas Zach ocarinas may have been made as early as 1878.
epic! :monocle:


:muse:
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Wollemi Pine
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This Thomas Zach ocarina recently sold on ebay for $385.

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Wollemi Pine
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Another Thomas Zach posted on Facebook which Pandora brought to my attention.

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Turtlewalker
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It would seem some Zach Thomas ocarinas are more detailed than others.
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Wollemi Pine
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That photo is from a museum in Japan. Though having is placed up on a couple of pegs is probably not a good idea.
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TheZ
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It appears to be fastened down w/ wire or fishing line, no?
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Wollemi Pine
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You're right! Good eyes!
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28 Jul 2013, 04:01 AM
That photo is from a museum in Japan. Though having is placed up on a couple of pegs is probably not a good idea.
Even though it is secured by fishing line, I'd hate to think what a really strong earthquake might do. :omg:

I hope you were able to PM Yung Tai Liu with info about the Zach ocarina. It's really very beautiful.
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This is why I just love ocarinas from that area! Austria, Germany, and Italy are where the best vintage ocarinas are from. I do not care for those cheap Vintage American made ocarinas though. The lumpy 7-9 hole ocarinas. XP
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Turtlewalker
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I came across this while researching, but I can't find anything more about it.
It's a Ocarina -- Methods -- Self-instruction.
The author is Thomas Zach. I don't know if it is the same person who made the ocarinas, but maybe someone here can find out more.
Link
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Wollemi Pine
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Sounds like the same person. And the reference indicates he was born in the 1860's.
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Hmmm. My niece is a Duke alum... I should have her look at it next time she's back there for something.
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A photo of another Thomas Zach ocarina.

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Another Zach ocarina.


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It's in very good shape. However, I can't justify paying $500 to $700 for it as listed on eBay. Especially for a single chambered ocarina even if it's rare.

Because of the way the mouthpiece is set, you'd have to use a nearly vertical position to play it so it would be more like an inline than a transverse ocarina. I also don't like the linear arrangement of the right hand finger holes. It would be more comfortable if they were arranged in an arc to conform to your fingers' natural position when holding an ocarina.

I hope whoever buys it is happy with the purchase. I would like to have it go to a player since IMO ocarinas were made to sing, not be displayed as trophies. :)
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This is one of the rarest Ocarina which there is, it is certainly easier to find a Donati Ocarina as a Zach Ocarina.
Let's see if someone buys?
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Just in case any of you have spare money and would like to get yourself a really nice Christmas present. Here's a lovely Thomas Zach ocarina.


Thomas Zach


You've got to check out the pictures on the webpage. :eager: :eager: :eager:
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Jack Campin
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Holy moly. That really is something.

I never knew aubergines reproduced that way.
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Amerred
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That one's in extremely nice condition. I know there's one from... Canada, maybe... that pops up on eBay every once in a while. Haven't seen it in a bit but it could just be that the sale hasn't ended (it's one of the best offer/buy it now ones that goes fora few months or so).
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Wollemi Pine
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This is still one of my favorite ocarinas.
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pandorado100
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Are there any sound samples for the Thomas Zach ocarinas? They look spectacular. I was wondering if they sound as good as they look.
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Amerred
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Never heard any sound samples, or even descriptions of the quality (not that I recall, at least).
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