Tsugaru Shamisen Set | Shige

package includes:

  • futozao shamisen (sao width: 31 mm, height: 33,5 mm)
  • skinned with super tight natural skins
  • neo
  • doukake
  • tenjin cap
  • dougomu
  • doukake gomu
  • strings


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Ready to experience the full power of authentic Tsugaru Shamisen? Then this is your match!

This instrument is made from shitan wood – a traditional high-end hardwood for shamisen making. The instrument comes with a black neo and a black leather doukake – a real rockstar combo! Also included in the package are a set of attached strings, a tenjin cap, a dougomu, and a doukake gomu. The dou is skinned with natural skins and the tension is very high – ready to release the full power of Tsugaru Shamisen!

There’s some smudges/discolorations on the back skin, but they’re invisible when playing (see pictures). I honestly can’t say when I last looked at my shamisen’s back skin. You’re not gonna notice it. Ever.

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 33,5 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 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.

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!