Hosozao Shamisen Set „Nana”

  • hosozao shamisen
    • sao width: 28 mm
    • sao height: 28 mm
    • fingerboard width: 26 mm
  • made from karin wood
  • natural back and front skins

also included in the set:

  • neo
  • doukake
  • fujaku strip
  • strings
  • dougomu


Only 1 left in stock


Looking for a faithful friend? Meet: Nana!

This shamisen is equipped with everything you need to start your shamisen journey (except for a bachi, koma and yubisuri for very good reasons you can find at the very bottom).

The style of this shamisen is (hosozao), typically used for Nagauta, Kouta and Hauta playing style.

This instrument is a fine beginner shamisen with natural skins and a three part neck which makes it especially easy to take on trips. It’s equipped with a dougomu (rubber pad) and fujaku strip (position marker).



The neck and body are made from karin wood – an established choice for beginner instruments.


Accessories and Skins:

The instrument comes with a classic purple doukake and a matching purple neo. Also included in the package is a set of fresh strings. The skins are in great shape and provide a clear and beautiful tone. If you live in a very humid environment, please consider getting a washi bag to protect your shamisen’s skin.



This neck is 26 mm wide and 28 mm high/thick at the top and widens slightly towards the dou. It has an elegantly slanted hatomune – the part where the neck enters the sound box – which is typical for hosozao shamisen associated with Nagauta style. You can play up to position 19 with this kind of neck.



The itomaki (tuning pegs) are made from ebony wood and are carved in a traditional way that makes them easy to grip despite their slender built.



The tsukigata (the curved end of the tenjin) is in perfect condition, and the instrument’s wood has a beautiful reddish shade and beautiful grain. The neck is crafted in mitsuori style: It can be separated into three parts. This makes travelling with the shamisen very easy – even if you have to get by with light and small luggage.

If you have any further questions, reach out and send me a message and I’ll be happy to help.


All you need to add to your set to start playing are a koma, a bachi and a yubisuri. Depending on the style you intend to play and your personal preferences, you want to pick a certain kind of koma and bachi. Yubisuri come in different sizes, and I didn’t want to deprive you of the difficult yet fun choice between all the wonderful colors.

If you need help with picking the right additions to this set, don’t hesitate to send a message and we will find the perfect match for you together.