Tsugaru Shamisen Set | Izumi ***synthetic skins***

  • Tsugaru style futozao shamisen
    • fingerboard width: 29,5 mm
    • sao height: 33 mm
  • tochi koki wood
  • skinned with Fibersen synthetic skins

Also included in the set:

  • neo
  • leather doukake
  • tenjin cap
  • dougomu
  • strings
  • bachigawa


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Be careful not to drool on your screen when looking at this shamisen! This instrument’s wood has such a delicious grain that you want to turn it around and admire its beauty until your eyes get tired.

This instrument is made from figured koki wood – the traditional super high-end hardwood with the most desired figuring called “tochi”. The accessories are kept in solid colors: a blue neo and a dark blue leather doukake. Feel free to level up with one of the fantastic Tsugaru Laqcuer style doukake in the accessories section of the shop. Also included in the package are a set of attached strings, a bachigawa, and a dougomu. The dou is skinned with synthetic fibersen skins with superb tension. Fibersen is an older generation of synthetic skins that doesn’t sound as full as natural skin. If you ever have it reskinned with new synthetic skin such as Hibiki or natural skins, the sound of the instrument will bloom even more nicely.

What else is there to say? How about some technical specs:

This fingerboard is 29,5 mm wide and the neck 33 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 itomaki (tuning pegs) are made from ebony wood and are very comfortable to use due to their sturdy build.

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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