Friday, July 12, 2013

Pictures of New ABS Erhu Hardcases

The Erhu ABS hard cases are here and they come in 3 colors.  Direct translation from Chinese would be:  Purplish Silver, Greyish Silver and Purplish Red.

Here are pictures of them:

Price of the case is US$131.   We did not bring in a lot of them so please book one if you are interested.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Shipment of Instruments and Accessories

New shipment of goods just arrived.  Lot of new and old things as well.

Here's a summary of what's here:

1) Erhu and Zhonghu bows by Wang Xiao Di (WXD)
2) Erhu bows with extra hair by Li Huai Gang (LHG) - Li Huai Gang makes bow for erhu professionals in China
3) Ah Bing Silver Erhu / Gaohu / Zhonghu strings
4) Professional Beijing Xinghai Liuqin / Zhongruan strings
5) Travel size Guzheng from Yangzhou (Something else other than Shanghai Dunhuang)
6) Reduced sized Sandalwood/ Rosewood Guzheng from Songbo / Taiwan

7) Wan Qi Xing Erquan Erhu and black sandalwood Erhu
8) Ebony Banhus from a maker who is not Man Rui Xing
9) New Liuqin and Zhongruan by runaway disciple of Song Guang Ning
10)  Zhongruans and Daruans from Song Guang Ning / Zhang Xin Hua
11) Jiayue high quality erhu hardcase
12)  Lots of Chinese cymbals and gongs
13) Zhonghu hardcase
14) Suzhou Rosewood Zhongruan with shell engravings

More details coming up!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New ABS Erhu Hard Case!

Well, well, Jiayue has came up with another type of high quality erhu case.

If you remember, they started off with these kind of erhu cases.

A bit chunky and heavy and with silver metal locks.  The surface gets scratches easily and you have to buff it often with car wax or something.  I remember telling that to a Korean customer who bought it and he was quite pissed and I never heard from him again.

Then they came out with a slimmer shape/design which is significantly lighter.  

In view of the easily scratchable surface, they also introduced a rough texture exterior that is suppose to resolve that problem.

After a while, for reasons unknown, they reverted back to this design again.  

But this time, they changed the locks to black and the easily scratchable surface improved a lot.  It seems lighter at the same time, more sturdy than its predecessor.

But now, they came up with this: An ABS surface erhu hard case.   

It adopted the shape of its second generation case.  But the exterior is glossy shiny ABS!  

The interior is plush and comfortable as usual.

The locks have changed again.  I don't know how to describe these locks except that it has a spring mechanism inside.  It looks more dainty than the previous locks used.

On the back are rings for you to attach straps so that you can sling them over your shoulder.

All in all, we think it is the best looking erhu hard case so far.  And despite the glossy surface, it does not seem to scratch as easily.  

We only have 12 pieces of assorted colors coming to us in 2 week's time.

So if you are interested in one, be sure to book early with us!