The 10 Best Ocarinas

Updated June 23, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

10 Best Ocarinas
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We spent 19 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. The ocarina belongs to a very old family of instruments, believed to date back over 12,000 years. Similar instruments have been of particular importance in Chinese and Mesoamerican cultures, where they played an important role in their long histories of song and dance. If you're interested in trying one, take your pick from our selection. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best ocarina on Amazon.

10. Professional Dragon Rythem 12 Hole

The Professional Dragon Rythem 12 Hole feels silky to the touch and produces a surprisingly rich sound for its small size. The curves make it easy to quickly move your fingers around, helping improve dexterity. Be warned, however, the playing instructions are in Chinese.
  • easy to harmonize with
  • includes a songbook full of classics
  • can't stand up to hard impacts
Brand Amazona's presentz
Model 201619-US
Weight 12.6 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

9. Andoer Flute

The budget-friendly Andoer Flute is the perfect gift for lovers of the iconic Legend of Zelda video games, as its design is based on the one played by the main character. It's made of rugged plastic and feels solid in your hand.
  • convenient carrying lanyard
  • sports the triforce logo
  • sound is not always consistent
Brand Andoer
Model And-8997
Weight 7.5 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Songbird Soprano Pendant

The Songbird Soprano Pendant is a unique little instrument that can double as a piece of jewelry and produces a very sweet, high sound. Its four holes can be used in combination to play a full octave and it's inset with a copper Triforce symbol.
  • compact enough to fit in your pocket
  • great gift for zelda fans
  • finish is prone to chipping
Brand Songbird
Model pending
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. STL 12-Hole Hobbit

The STL 12-Hole Hobbit comes in a natural green color with enchanting etched designs on its surface inspired by its famous namesake. It comes with a Lord of the Rings songbook, a free online instructional booklet, and a neck strap, so it's perfect for beginners.
  • made from elegant glazed ceramic
  • shape is easy on arthritic hands
  • doesn't get very loud
Brand STL Ocarina
Model STL-8996
Weight pending
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. OcarinaWind Sweet Potato

The mystical-looking OcarinaWind Sweet Potato, with its rugged and handcrafted construction, can help you connect to the ancient history behind this instrument. It's certainly fit for live performances, and its included bag makes it easy to carry anywhere.
  • comes with a finger chart
  • produces a rich and soulful sound
  • has an overly smoky smell
Brand OcarinaWind
Model TD12001
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Ohuhu Legend of Zelda

The Ohuhu Legend of Zelda is perfect for the seasoned player thanks to its exquisite breath response and precise sound, no matter how quickly you alternate holes. The grip is well centered, so your fist won't be too close to your face as you play.
  • good for people with small hands
  • high quality ceramic construction
  • includes a carrying case and stand
Brand Ohuhu
Model Ohu-8960
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Bangkirai Soprano C

The handcrafted wooden Bangkirai Soprano C is compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but still produces beautiful clear tones. It responds well to subtle changes in breath and comes with a songbook and finger chart to help you get started.
  • each unit is tested for quality
  • lovely natural wood grain
  • weighs less than 1 ounce
Brand OcarinaWind
Model WD6001-SC
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

2. Songbird Dragon Tooth

The beautiful and edgy Songbird Dragon Tooth has a vibrant iridescent metallic finish and comes with a metal chain to complete the look . It produces an enchanting sound, and its nine-inch profile is well-balanced and comfortable to play.
  • large size helps reduce hand cramps
  • ergonomically shaped mouth hole
  • finish won't show fingerprints
Brand Songbird
Model Son-9006
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Ootsukagakki Night by Noble

The Ootsukagakki Night by Noble comes in a dramatic all-black color with a scratch-resistant surface. It features a teardrop shape that's fun to run your fingers up and down, and the hole for its lowest note is strategically placed for middle-finger access.
  • rarely clogs from moisture
  • produces warm and mellow tones
  • rubberized for a firm grip
Brand Ootsukagakki
Model N/N-プラACB
Weight 6.1 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 23, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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