Xaphoon is said to be a pocket saxophone. Since the tone is almost the same as the saxophone, it looks like the same instrument. But the creator of this instrument is not the saxophone. The creator will be Hawaiian.
Zahoon was born in Hawaii.
musical instrument history
The Zahun has a relatively short history as an instrument. Because this instrument was born in 1978, Brian Lee Whitman, a Hawaiian, developed this instrument. In other words, this instrument is almost equivalent to a modern instrument. Brian Lee Whitman was originally a saxophonist. But he had a desire to play the sax better. He decided to develop a wind instrument that was smaller and easier to blow. He carved bamboo and wood to create a flute. This was the beginning of the pocket saxophone. In 2000, the plastic Zafun was finally born, and the mass production system was ready, and it spread all over the world. Now you can buy this instrument at online shops.
You can think of the Zaphoon as a very small saxophone. The size is a size that even children can easily hold, and it is almost the same size as a recorder. There are 8 tone holes on the back side and 8 on the front side, and by suppressing these holes the scale is controlled. The structure is very simple, divided into a main body with open tone holes and a ligature. The range is only about two octaves, but it can be extended. The tone is pretty close to saxophone and clarinet. Nowadays, there are various colors such as black, red, blue, green, white, and gold.
Since this instrument originated in Hawaii, it is often used in folk songs.