Since its launch in 2005, Asoviva’s WOOD Sanshin has enjoyed much success due to its moderate price and abundant choice of designs for the body(dou). Over the last three years, we have been thinking of refinements to improve the sanshin’s look and performance. Unnecessary weight has been removed from the body, and the neck(sou) uses the slimmer, more elegant, Kuba nu funi style. The NEW WOOD Sanshin now looks and sounds better than ever.
New Design Detail
big-picture-view
Previously made from bamboo, the utaguchi is now made using more durable buffalo bone.
left: previous neck was made from 3 parts of wood.
right: neck is now made using a single piece of Apitong wood.
The new itokake (thread guard) is more durable, and binds the strings much more securely.
The previous logo on the back has been updated to our Wood Tropication design.
bottom: Previous plumeria design note position labels.
top: New kunkunshi labels allow you to find the correct finger position at a glance.
top: a new logo shines on the head(ten).
bottom: a 2cm reduction across the body.
The body (dou) of the New Wood Sanshin is made from wood, while other types of sanshin’s body is covered with genuine or artificial snakeskin. For this reason, the New Wood Sanshin has a lower volume (about half the volume level of traditional sanshin). In order to increase the volume and enhance the sound, the back side of New Wood Sanshin’s body is left uncovered. If you are looking for more traditional or typical types of sanshin and tone, Tropication line, Traditional Sanshin Set or FreeStyle Sanshin Set are recommended.
Detail
■ Neck: Apitong.
■ Style: Kuba nu funi.
■ Body: Processed wood.
■ Size: 80cm × 19cm × 6cm.
■ Weight: 800g.
BLUE
BLUE
BEIGE
BEIGE
ORANGE
ORANGE
WHITE
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
Item # Item Description Design Price(USD)
nw-1 NEW WOOD Sanshin – Okinawan Bingata blue
beige
orange
white
black
$115.00
nw-1-FreeStyle NEW WOOD Sanshin – Okinawan Bingata + FreeStyle Set blue
beige
orange
white
black
$215.00
nw-1-Traditional NEW WOOD Sanshin – Okinawan Bingata + Traditional Set blue
beige
orange
white
black
$235.00

options

Soft carrying case (included)
[case color: black green red brown blue denim]

Semi-hard case +$36.00
[case color: black burgundy]

Semi-hard case with castors +$39.00
[case color: black]

Hard case +$39.00
[case color: black green red brown blue]




Detail
■ Neck: Apitong.
■ Style: Kuba nu funi.
■ Body: Processed wood.
■ Size: 80cm × 19cm × 6cm.
■ Weight: 800g.
BLACK
BLACK
BROWN
BROWN
AQUA BLUE
AQUA BLUE
PURPLE
PURPLE
PINK
PINK
Item # Item Description Design Price(USD)
nw-2 NEW WOOD Sanshin – Minsaa • Kasuri black
brown
aqua blue
purple
pink
$115.00
nw-2-FreeStyle NEW WOOD Sanshin – Minsaa • Kasuri + FreeStyle Set black
brown
aqua blue
purple
pink
$215.00
nw-2-Traditional NEW WOOD Sanshin – Minsaa • Kasuri + Traditional Set black
brown
aqua blue
purple
pink
$235.00

options

Soft carrying case (included)
[case color: black green red brown blue denim]

Semi-hard case +$36.00
[case color: black burgundy]

Semi-hard case with castors +$39.00
[case color: black]

Hard case +$39.00
[case color: black green red brown blue]




Detail
■ Neck: Apitong.
■ Style: Kuba nu funi.
■ Body: Processed wood.
■ Size: 80cm × 19cm × 6cm.
■ Weight: 800g.
BLACK
BLACK
CREAM
CREAM
GREEN
GREEN
KHAKI
KHAKI
RED
RED
WHITE
WHITE
Item # Item Description Design Price(USD)
nw-4 NEW WOOD Sanshin – Monstera black
cream
green
khaki
red
white
$115.00
nw-4-FreeStyle NEW WOOD Sanshin – Monstera + FreeStyle Set black
cream
green
khaki
red
white
$215.00
nw-4-Traditional NEW WOOD Sanshin – Monstera + Traditional Set black
cream
green
khaki
red
white
$235.00

options

Soft carrying case (included)
[case color: black green red brown blue denim]

Semi-hard case +$36.00
[case color: black burgundy]

Semi-hard case with castors +$39.00
[case color: black]

Hard case +$39.00
[case color: black green red brown blue]




Detail
■ Neck: Apitong.
■ Style: Kuba nu funi.
■ Body: Processed wood.
■ Size: 80cm × 19cm × 6cm.
■ Weight: 800g.
Graffiti
Graffiti
Nostalgic Beach
Nostalgic Beach
CLASSICAL 05
CLASSICAL 05
Ohana hana
Ohana hana
Island~夜の森〜
Island~夜の森〜
Surf in the Music
Surf in the Music
Item # Item Description Design Price(USD)
nw-3 NEW WOOD Sanshin – Tropication Graffiti
Nostalgic Beach
CLASSICAL 05
Ohana hana
Island ~yoru no mori~
Surf in the Musictd
$115.00
nw-3-FreeStyle NEW WOOD Sanshin – Tropication + FreeStyle Set Graffiti
Nostalgic Beach
CLASSICAL 05
Ohana hana
Island ~yoru no mori~
Surf in the Musictd
$215.00
nw-3-Traditional NEW WOOD Sanshin – Tropication + Traditional Set Graffiti
Nostalgic Beach
CLASSICAL 05
Ohana hana
Island ~yoru no mori~
Surf in the Musictd
$235.00

options

Soft carrying case (included)
[case color: black green red brown blue denim]

Semi-hard case +$36.00
[case color: black burgundy]

Semi-hard case with castors +$39.00
[case color: black]

Hard case +$39.00
[case color: black green red brown blue]


English Customer

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.

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