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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
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

Sanshin
Sanshin
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
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
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.
Bachi
Bachi
– 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
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
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.
Guitar Pick
Guitar Pick
– 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.
English manual
English manual
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'
‘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.
Instructional DVD
Instructional DVD
– 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.
**Japanese language.
'Fun Sanshin Classroom' CD
‘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
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
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.
Silent Uma
Silent Uma
– 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.
Spare Karakui
Spare Karakui
– individual price: $8.50
In the event one of your karakui(tuning peg) breaks, we provide a spare just in case.
Traditional Set - Standard
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.
Item # Item Description Price(USD)
trs-1 Traditional Set – Standard (15 items included) $378.00

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]

Traditional Set - Hongawa
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)
Item # Item Description Price(USD)
trs-2 Traditional Set – Hongawa (15 items included) $518.00

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.

SHOPPING GUIDE

SHIPPING FEE

1,000 yen flat rate inside Japan. Free shipping on orders of 5,000 yen (Inside Japan only).

Payment

Credit card

Delivery

We will ship within three business days of your order. We will contact with you if your order is out of stock.

Credit card safety

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weight
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Middle East
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Up to 1.0kg 1800 yen 2400 yen 2800 yen 3800 yen
Up to 1.5kg 2400 yen 3200 yen 3700 yen 5400 yen
Up to 2.0kg 3000 yen 4000 yen 4600 yen 7000 yen
Up to 2.5kg 3500 yen 4700 yen 5400 yen 8500 yen
Up to 3.0kg 4000 yen 5400 yen 6200 yen 10000 yen
Up to 3.5kg 4500 yen 6100 yen 7000 yen 11500 yen
Up to 4.0kg 5000 yen 6800 yen 7800 yen 13000 yen
Up to 4.5kg 5500 yen 7500 yen 8600 yen 14500 yen
Up to 5kg 6000 yen 8200 yen 9400 yen 16000 yen