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Tsugaru Shamisen Set

Perfect Sets Of Tsugaru Jamisen. Choose Best One According To Your Level.

Shamisen is one of the essential instruments in Japanese traditional music. The history of shamisen can go back to Muromachi period (AD1336-1573). It was originally Chinese instrument called sanxian, and then, sanxian was introduced to Okinawa and changed into sanshin. The beginning of shamisen is when a sailor brought sanshin back to Osaka for a lute priest. Shamisen has been used in many Japanese music so far. It has three strings as its name suggests (sanxian, sanshin, shamisen mean three strings. the word of san means three).Though there are various types of shamisen, tsugaru shamisen (tsugaru-jamisen) is one of the famous types of shamisen. It plays faster rhythms than other types of shamisen and has more percussion-like playing styles. It is played as both solo-instrument and accompaniment for fork song.

  • Length: About 102cm (About 40in)
  • Weight: About 2.7kg (5.9lb)
  • First String and Second String: Silk
  • Third String: Nylon
  • Order Processing Time: About 7-30 Business Days
  • Special Set: Neck: Chinese Quince, Nobezao Type, No Azuma Sawari / Body: Chinese Quince / Peg: Ebony / Skin: Synthetic Leather
  • Beginner Set: NeckChinese Quince, Nobezao Type, with Azuma Sawari / Body: Chinese Quince / Peg: Ebony / Skin: Synthetic Leather
  • Popular Set: NeckChinese Quince, Mitsuorisao Type / Body: Chinese Quince / Peg: Ebony / Skin: Synthetic Leather
  • Intermediate Set: Neck: Chinese Quince, Mitsuorisao Type / Body: Chinese Quince / Peg: Ebony / Skin: Dog Skin
  • Advanced Set: Neck: Red Sandalwood , Mitsuorisao Type / Body: Chinese Quince / Peg: Ebony / Skin: Dog Skin

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  • A shamisen of the beginner set is one piece instrument ie there is a one piece neck (no a two part neck) fixed in the body? Thanks.

    Special Set and Beginner Set are nobezao type, which is impossible to separate neck and body. 
    Others are mitsuorisao type, that can be separated with three parts. 

  • Hello! Does the Special Set come with accessories?

    Accessories of special set:
    Neck cover 天神袋
    Slip guard 胴掛
    String for slip guard 胴掛ひも
    Plectrum バチ(ネリ)サヤ付き
    Finger suck 指掛
    Rubber 張りゴム
    Bridge 駒
    Bridge case 駒入れ
    Additional string 予備糸(ナイロン3)1本
    Textbook (in Japanese)入門書

  • Is this an ST2 or ST3?

    Beginner set is ST2 and popular set is ST3. 

    Thank you.

  • What all is included with the beginners set

    Accessories of beginner set: 
    Neck cover 天神袋 
    Slip guard 胴掛 
    String for slip guard 胴掛ひも 
    Plectrum バチ(樹脂製)サヤ付き 
    Finger suck 指掛 
    Rubber 張りゴム 
    Bridge 駒 
    Bridge case 駒入れ 
    An additional string 予備糸(3の糸ナイロン)1本 
    Textbook (in Japanese)入門書

  • I can't find beginners set anymore. Did the special set replace it?

    The maker discontinued the beginner set and it's unavailable anymore. We may ask to make azuma sawari part on the special set but it costs money and takes time. Is it ok?

  • does intermeditate set come with case?

    Yes. The intermediate set comes with a case.

  • Which set has the aszuma sawari

    Beginner Set, Popular Set, Intermediate Set, and Advanced Set have the azuma sawari. 

  • Does the Beginner set come with a case to carry or must buy seperately?

    Beginner set doesn't include a carrying case. Hard case and soft case are sold separately.

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