Tsugaru Shamisen Set | Yuji

  • Tsugaru style futozao shamisen
    • fingerboard width: 30,5 mm
    • sao height: 34 mm
  • koki wood
  • freshly skinned with hibiki synthetic skins

Also included in the set:

  • neo
  • tsugaru lacquer doukake
  • tsugaru lacquer tenjin cap
  • dougomu
  • strings


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Ready for some gorgeous sparkle? Yuji will be your partner in crime no matter what kind of musical adventure you’re heading out for.

This instrument is made from koki wood – the most popular super high-end hardwood. The accessories are as fierce as the instrument is: a fiery tsugaru lacquer doukake and matching tenjin cap, and a cool dark blue neo.  Also included in the package are a set of fresh strings and a dougomu.

The dou is skinned with Hibiki – the newest generation of synthetic skins with a warm tone that’s closer to the sound of natural skins than any of its predecessors. Hibiki skin is extremely durable and robust. In comparison to natural skin, you don’t have to worry about humidity or sudden rain when playing the shamisen outdoors (you’ll still want to try to avoid both to protect the wood though). This means, you won’t need to use a washi bag to protect your shamisen’s skin.

The joints are crafted in the most complex way and have a superb snug fit. The fingerboard feels great, the neck is super smooth and makes playing a true joy.

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

This fingerboard is 30,5 mm wide and the neck 34 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 jointed koki and ebony wood. An subtle yet striking detail!

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.