Name: Sao.

Type: Transverse > Aerophone.

Region: Vietnam > South East Asia.

Dimensions: Length 40-55 cm.

Acquisition Date:

Acquisition Source: Vietnam > Randy Raine-Reusch.

Description: The sao is a transverse flute found in Vietnam. This instrument is made from the very bottom of a bamboo tree. The nodes are cut from the complete hollow length of the pipe. The diameter of the stem varies in different sizes ranging from 1.5 cm to 2.0 cm. The approximate length of the sao may range from 40 cm to 55 cm. The mouthpiece is located nearest to the top of the flute. The sao has 6 finger holes.