The Persian Ney we offer is one of the most geriatric constantly played instruments in the world. Its sound is smoky and generous in the lower registers and finely pervasive in the upper octaves. It is made of a giant cane (Arundo donax) and has six finger holes, including one for the thumb on the back.
The Ney is not only played in art music but also has serious roots in the Sufi tradition, where it symbolizes, with its wistful sound, the search for the connection to the divine. The Persian Nay is played over the open mouthpiece, whereby it remains completely in the mouth and is held with the blowing edge between the teeth. This way of playing takes some time to practice but gives the instrument a unique sound and countless modulation possibilities. By moving the lips and the mouth, individual notes can be changed in timbre, intonation, and pitch.
Our Neys are professionally handcrafted and satisfy the highest demands.