Saturday, May 28, 2016

Custom Komus by Николай Бурцев (Nikolai Burtcev)

this is a custom high-tech, low-frequency, shamanic khomus by the master builder Николай Бурцев (Nikolai Burtcev) of Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia.

an upgraded guimbarde of his series "tankha," it has now arrived and is living in California. it is called "Olonkho." 
the design is my personal sign combined with a motif of ancient Tengrianism with the meaning of "shamanism plus scientific knowledge." i am just learning to play for the first time, and it is a great honor to receive such an exquisite instrument.

the sound of the instrument –

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"i had never even played before, but now i am starting to get a feel for it "

"based on my traditional sign"

– special thanks to Хомусчут Андрей for connections & encouragement!


  1. I want one so badly. I don't even know why as I have never played one.

  2. the same for me! – i had never played, but when i heard the Yakut khomus i had to investigate; and then, when i saw his instruments, i just had to get one!