Are you ready to bring the true soul of Tsugaru Shamisen music to your life? This shamisen is super fun to play and not just beautifully made but also a joy to look at.
This instrument is made from koki wood – the traditional super high-end dark hardwood that’s most desired in Japan. The accessories are a splendid classic combo: A red real leather doukake and a golden neo knot. Get ready to shine! 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 natural skins with superb tension. I’m including a washi bag for safe transport.
What else is there to say? How about some technical specs:
This fingerboard is 30,5 mm wide and the neck 34,5 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 white acrylic itomaki (tuning pegs) are intricately shaped. One itomaki had been replaced and has a different shape. It really is very subtle, and both shapes are extra exquisite and very comfortable to grip.
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.