Tsugaru Shamisen Set | Nami

package includes:

  • futozao shamisen (sao width: 31mm, height: 35 mm)
  • Skinned with natural skins
  • neo
  • doukake
  • tenjin cap
  • fujaku strip
  • dougomu
  • strings


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Shield your eyes from the sparkle! “Nami” is an especially beautiful shamisen, like a dreamy mermaid that arises from the sparkling depths of the endless oceans. Only better. Because it’s not just a fairy tail but a dream come true that you could soon find in your very own hands.

Nami means “wave” and this instrument reminds me of the vast beauty of the ocean. The acrylic itomaki are a mixed set that reflect the different shades of the ocean. The doukake and tenjin cap sparkle in the light and bring out the reddish shine of the beautifully figured wood.

The dou is skinned with natural skins with fantastic tension. The crisp and full tone of the shamisen matches its stunning looks. This shamisen is so beautiful, it will be hard not to play it all day long! A guaranteed feast for all the senses.

Cherishing this shamisen’s beauty, make sure you take good care of it. If you don’t have one yet, it’s a good idea to get a washi bag to protect your shamisen’s skin.

This neck is 31 mm wide and 35 mm high at the top and widens slightly towards the dou. Its hatomune – the part where the neck enters the sound box – ends in a sharp edge that makes it possible to play up to position 20 and slightly beyond on this instrument.

The neck is crafted in mitsuori style: It can be separated into three pieces and makes travelling with the instrument super easy even if you have to travel with small luggage. The joints are very well crafted which will provide an extra tight fit.

All you need to add to your set to start playing are a koma, a bachi and a yubisuri. Yubisuri come in different sizes and colors, so you can either match your shamisen’s look or have a colorfur contrasting highlight. There’s a variety of different koma and bachi you can choose from in the shop.

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.

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