Traditional Set includes:
- 1. Your sanshin of choice.
- 2. Soft Carrying Case.
- 3. Bachi (a traditional pick).
- 4. Digital tuner.
- 5. Note position labels.
- 6. English manual.
- 7. ‘Basics of the Okinawan Sanshin’
- 8. Instructional DVD.
- 9. ‘Fun Sanshin Classroom’ CD.
- 10. Minsaa head cover.
- 11. Two sets of replacement strings.
- 12. Spare uma (bridge) – solid ebony.
- 13. Silent uma – muffles sound.
- 14. Guitar pick.
- 15. Spare karakui (tuning peg).
Standard – Artificial Snakeskin Sanshin
Traditionally, snakeskin is used for the body(dou) of the sanshin. Unfortunately this means some countries prohibit the import of the Sanshin. The artificial snakeskin used on this sanshin is made from a durable form of polyester, and makes a perfect compromise without sacrificing quality. 15 items included.
The 15 items included with the Traditional Set are detailed below
Please select from the sanshin detailed above, or simply choose the Traditional Set as an add-on to any of our sanshin models.
We will continue to support you after purchase, with an industry leading 5 year warranty covering any repairs you may require.
Soft Carrying Case
– individual price: $42.00
Soft rucksack style carrying case.
5 colors to choose from: black, green, brown, red, blue denim.
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.
– 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.
Labels for note positions
– individual price: $3.00
Indispensable for the beginner, these labels will help guide your fingers to the correct positions.
Easily peel on and off and off without damage to sou(neck) of your sanshin.
– 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.
We provide a practice manual in English using the standard CDE chord chart system, which is easy for beginners to understand.
We are currently translating our more detailed Japanese manuals. Any future texts will be provided as free downloads from this site.
‘Basics of the Okinawan Sanshin’
– individual price: $14.00
Introduces the fundamentals of the sanshin, with arrangements by Kobayashi Makoto. Uses TAB, classical sheet music notation, and traditional kunkunshi for each song. Will take you from an absolute beginner, through to playing some of the most famous Okinawan folk and pop songs.
**NEW** English translations for each page provided as separate booklet.
– individual price: $19.80
‘Sanshin Classroom Fun’ – Dr Sannai Masaya teaches teaches you the basics of the sanshin, from tuning and stance, to playing some traditional and fun songs. A great DVD for beginners of all ages.
‘Fun Sanshin Classroom’ CD
– individual price: $25.00
Includes the most popular traditional Okinawa songs, along with songs from ‘Begin’, and ‘The Boom’ – performed by Dr Sannai Massaya.
Play along with the songs on your own sanshin.
Minsaa head cover
– individual price: $9.50
Fabric patterns made using Minsaa – a traditional form of weaving from the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa.
Protects the head(ten) of your sanshin from knocks against walls and other accidental damage.
Solid Ebony Uma
– individual price: $3.50
In the event of damage or loss to your uma, we include a spare.
Ebony wood is used to produce the best sound.
– individual price: $12.00
Reduce the sound of your sanshin to 1/10th of the normal playing volume.
Great for practice, and times when you want to avoid waking your family or your neighbors.
– individual price: $8.50
In the event one of your karakui(tuning peg) breaks, we provide a spare just in case.
Traditional Set – Standard
instore price normally $427 (tax excl.)
→Online Special $378 (tax incl.)
Artificial Snakeskin Sanshin solid oak neck – 5 year warranty
Traditional set: a fantastic value 15 item music package – includes your sanshin of choice, and everything you need to start playing.
Traditional Set – Hongawa
→Online Price $518 (tax incl.)
Genuine Snakeskin Sanshin solid oak neck – 5 year warranty
Plus: Soft carrying case, bachi, digital tuner, note position labels, English manual, ‘Basics of Okinawan Sanshin’, ‘Fun Sanshin Classroom’ CD, Minsaa head cover, two sets of replacement strings, spare ebony uma, silent uma, guitar pick, and spare karakui. (Pic. Hard case Option)
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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