The koma is the removable bridge that lifts your strings up over the skin. Koma come in different materials, shapes and heights, which will all affect your shamisen’s sound. With the right koma you can alter your instrument’s sound and adjust it to your needs and liking.
These koma are the right size for Tsugaru style playing.
length: 78 mm
width: 6 mm
height: 8 mm
A bamboo koma is a reliable companion on your musical journey. Made from sturdy bamboo, it’s more robust than a small plastic koma.
Made entirely from bamboo, it will emphasize your shamisen’s pleasant and warm sound while still providing clear sound.
Make sure to always remove the koma after playing to keep your shamisen’s skins happy and tight.