~Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own opinions.~
CLD Brands Hand Tuned Ocarina of Time - Bonus Player's Guide is made with complete care and thought. It is FAR from those knock off toys you see for $10, actually being crafted with ceramics instead of plastic and finished and painted beautifully. It arrived carefully packaged in a box, within a foam box on top of foam peanuts for extra protection.
Other then the Ocarina flute, the box contained a string to connect the flute to and a booklet of sheet music for well known songs such as "Happy Birthday to You", or "Mary had a Little Lamb". There was also an invitation to join the VIP Club by registering the Ocarina, you could receive a coupon to buy a stand for it for $1.95.
On to the actual Ocarina, since I am no Ocarina professional all I can say is that it does sound like an actual instrument you would play in front of a crowd. This awesome little instrument is not cheap sounding like a knock off. It obviously was made with musicians in mind, having a nice tone to it when played. This Legend of Zelda themed Ocarina Flute is definitely made with high quality ceramics and paint, as well as sound. It is worth every penny for a hardcore Zelda fan!
Company Product Description
Do you worry about Link riding a Loftwing
Do you wish you could catch an updraft with your Sailcloth
Do you know anyone who's traveled to the Silent Realm
Heard of Fi, dungeons, dousing, sheikah stones
If any of this sounds familiar you've found the Legend of Zelda collectors or fans dream!
*Handcrafted and tuned
*Kiln-Fired Ceramic Musical Instrument
*Pitch: A4-F6 including sharps and flats
An easy to learn piece which can be mastered in a short period of time, with the ability to spend years improving your technique, discovering new scales and harmonies. The Ocarina is the perfect instrument to practice techniques and articulations, rhythms, speed development, precision, note transitions and different musical styles.
What's in the box?
*One 12 Hole Ocarina
*One Instruction booklet delivered electronically attached to the shipping confirmation email
Not a cheap plastic knock off!