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The Toleat reed
The  "Toleat" is a single reed aerophone from Subang in Java.

This "clarinet" was invented in the 70ies by the later famous artist Mang Parman, who developed his idea from the simple  "ole-olea" rice stalks.  Allthough sometimes being called  a bamboo "saxofon", and also inspite of being quite similar to the "Xaphoon", the Toleat reminds me a bit more of the clarinet.

Actual instrument makers decided to add  hatches like on the Western clarinet, models differ not only in size or tuning but also in the number of finger holes.

This Toleat is a special model made by 
Hendra Sopian

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