Music Gifts Under $100
Quena and carrying case are beautiful, very well made, the service was excellent and the instrument arrived exactly when expected. I am new to playing quena, professional on other instruments. This instrument plays in tune. With my beginning player skill level I got an F# major scale for the bottom octave (the instrument will play higher with a more skilled player). Therefore I was able to play Amazing Grace in B major, using the bottom octave of the quena. The tip to use the pinkie to hold the quena when the holes are uncovered came in very handy for the top notes of the song. The quena is resonant and produces a wonderful rich tone. My daughter loved it so the quena is hers now. I need to save up for one for me or borrow it back! Thank you Benito for making this wonderful instrument. We love it. I hope you are able to continue making traditional instruments.
It's been a lot of fun trying to learn to play these. They aren't flimsy like some similar-looking pipes you'd buy in a souvenir shop or trinket store -- these are the real deal. And if you leave them in the case and hang them from a mirror or dresser, it adds a definite 'boho' vibe to a room. Beautiful!
The necklace was as promised and I wear it daily. Good quality design and craftsmanship. It certainly compliments my interests of love and music.