Two Shin-Sei Shakuhachi crafted by Colyn Petersen in light eastern red cedar wood and dense heavy purpleheart wood with identical bore profiles. All wood surfaces equally coated with waxed shellac. Myoan Taizan-ha Honkyoku Choshi played by Sensei Morimasa Horiuchi to compare the tonal qualities of each wood. More details, sound and video file links here at:
Hear for yourself to determine the material issue.