The freedom to play anything. Up until now, music notation for the sanshin has always used Chinese characters called kunkunshi – a system which is unfamiliar to many, and may turn people away from playing the sanshin. Don’t be scared, the Sanshin is easy to play!
To solve this problem, we give you a simple way to play any song using guitar TAB or classical sheet music notation. We’ve added labels to the neck(sou) of the sanshin to indicate frets, giving you 13 semi-tones to play with. And we’ve also made a great guide showing you all the chord shapes, along with some fun songs to get you started.
With the songs of the world at your disposal, try exploring different genres of music with your sanshin.
Soft Carrying Case
Soft Carrying Case
individual price: $42.00
Soft rucksack style carrying case. 5 colors to choose from: black, green, brown, red, blue denim.
FreeStyle Sanshin PLAYGUIDE
individual price: $15.00
The freedom to play anything. Shows chord charts for your sanshin, and includes some great songs to get you started. Songs use sheet music and sanshin TAB notation.
Guitar Chords 5
individual price: $12.60
From Japanese classics to folk to the latest J-pop. Uses guitar TAB notation. **Written in Japanese. if you would prefer Basics of the Okinawan Sanshin please indicate in message box during checkout.
Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner
individual price: $35.00
High precision digital tuner with wide range of pitch detection. Compact, easy to use, and highly functional.
Note position labels
individual price: $5.00
Indicate 13 semi-tones along the side of the neck(sou). We will attach to your sanshin for you.
Kunkunshi note position label
individual price: $3.00
For traditional kunkunshi, these labels will help you find the correct finger positions at a glance. We will attach to your sanshin for you.
individual price: $45.00
Stylish VOX leather strap available in four colors: black, red, brown, and natural. Easily removable. Adjustable length.
individual price: $30.00
Traditional pick made from buffalo horn. Doesn’t slip easily. The larger size fits well to anyone’s index finger.
Two sets of replacement strings
individual price: $9.60
In case of breakages, or simply the need to replace your strings, we provide two additional sets.
individual price: $1.00
The sanshin can be played either traditionally with the bachi, or in any style you wish with a standard guitar pick. Also recommended for those who are having difficulty with the bachi.
individual price: $15.00
Dear skin cloth to help keep your sanshin shining like new. Cleans without requiring soaking.
Of course, your most important question is Which sanshin is right for you? Please choose from ASOVIVA’s most popular sanshin models below.
FreeStyle Sanshin set -Standard-
artificial snakeskin – solid oak neck – 5 year warranty
instore price normally $432 (tax excl.)
→ Online Special Only $398 (tax incl.)
FreeStyle Sanshin set -Hongawa-
genuine snakeskin – solid oak neck – 5 year warranty
→ Online Price $528 (tax incl.)
The well-known Okinawa style instrument is the SHAMISEN; it is a three string guitar played by many of the people of Okinawa. The Shamisen has been increasing in popularity with foreign people all over the world for its beauty. The natural wood Shamisens are design with a bright color body.
We ship to five to ten different countries every month. (e.g. U.S.A, Mexico, Argentina, England, Germany, France, Greece, and Ireland) We provide a free practice manual (10 pages) in English. All songs use C.D.E chord chart so it is easy to understand for beginners. So you can recommend sending an Okinawa Shamisen to your friends, with no worries about knowing Japanese.
1,000 yen flat rate inside Japan. Free shipping on orders of 5,000 yen (Inside Japan only).
We will ship within three business days of your order. We will contact with you if your order is out of stock.
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