Do you make zelda thiemed ocarinas?

The ocarina depicted in 'legend of zelda ocarina of time' is a visual prop with many design flaws. For instance the rounded shape offers no sane way of holding the ocarina on it's high notes. Additionally the placement of the mouthpiece is highly suboptimal. The finger holes are styled after the Nintendo 64 controller with no way to practically cover them.

Any ocarina which closely follows this design will have serious playability issues. The playable 'zelda' ocarinas which do exist on the market have deviated considerably from the original design. Often these differ to such an extent that they bare a passing resemblance at best.

Because of this I will not make or stock zelda inspired ocarinas. If you are serious about playing the Instrument I strongly advise that you avoid them. I believe that the game has served it's purpose in that the ocarina is known to a wider audience. To reach it's full potential the instrument has to develop a repertoire of it's own. The music that features in the game is trivially simple and does not reflect the ocarinas true ability.

Thoughts on...