Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Promotion 2011!

Its the time of the year again and we are glad to bring you our Christmas promotion!

If you are thinking of giving something to yourself or your musical
(or non musical) friends and family, below are some awesome gift ideas:

1) Dizi (Chinese flute)

Dizis make a great gift. They look great, are easy to ship and are very affordable.
Learning the basics is not difficult as well.

Promo: Purchases above US$50 will receive a free dimo applicator

Also check out our other wind instruments:

2) Erhu

The tone that the Erhu produces is like no other. For the longest time, people have been
enthralled by the soulful sounds produced by the erhu.

Playing the erhu is not as difficult as you think, and with our online erhu lessons, we
will have you up and playing in no time.

Promo: Purchases above $300 will get free access to our Erhu learning
portal for 6 months

Also check out our other huqins:

3) Ruan

The Ruan is like a Chinese guitar. It has 4 strings and can be used to play notes
as well as chords. Play it like the guitar and get a totally unique sound.

Promo: Free 2 nylon picks and Zhong Ruan chord chart

Also check out our other instruments from the plucked section:

- Normal shipping takes around 2-3 weeks. If you want it to reach you before Christmas,
Please make your purchase as soon as possible! Otherwise, express shipping is available
(Additional fee applies)
- Promotion period is from 25 Nov to 14 Dec

Thank you and Happy Holidays! (Local customers please enquire about our promotions at our store)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Da Da Zhonghu and its Flight Case

Recently I custom made a da da zhonghu for an overseas customer.

The reason why I called it a da da zhonghu is because it is something in between a da zhonghu and a dahu. The resonator is bigger than a da zhonghu but smaller than a dahu.

The shape of the resonator is different as well.

According to the maker YKM, this is the most optimum shape for this kind of instrument.

Since, it is a custom made instrument, we chose premium grade aged rosewood and a good piece of snakeskin.

The instrument is preferably tuned E, B and does not have a baseplate.

The headstock was suppose to be much simpler in design but YKM decided to impose his sense of beauty on it.

The sound is quite marvelous. Bassy, mellow and rich.

Not only was the 'dahu' custom made, the case that houses it is also specially tailored.
The case is a custom made flight case and it is quite marvelous too. Seldom do we get individuals who are willing to invest in a flight case to house their instrument.

The only drawback is its weight!