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SHANGHAI NO.1 NATIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FACTORY (DUNHUANG)
上海民族乐器一厂

The most well-known, major Chinese musical instruments manufacturers of the world, Shanghai Dunhuang No. 1 Musical Instrument Factory was established in 1958 and has accumulated years of musical instrument manufacturing experience to produce quality Chinese Musical Instruments and Chinese instrumental accessories ever since. With the precise material selection, exquisite craftsmanship, and pure tonality characteristic, Shanghai No. 1 Music Instrument Factory has been favoured by professional musicians, and music enthusiasts in China and around the world, including Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore.

The master luthier – Xu Zhen Gao (Formerly a Dunhuang top guzheng maker), the ‘Father of Modern Gu-Zheng’, guided the entire crew with his 60 years of experience. Having invented the ‘S-curve’ for the Gu-Zheng, he went on to develop sound post positions, Stringing bass blocks and such. All Guzhengs made by Dunhuang have undergone stringent quality control before sending it out to distributors. 

AUTHORIZED DEALER OF DUNHUANG

Our Dunhuang dealership certificate

Since the early 2000s, there has been a spate of forgery of instruments. Our Guzheng Supplier, Shanghai No.1 Musical Instrument Factory, owner of the Dunhuang Trademark has come up with several means to combat piracy and forgery of their brands. Dunhuang has, since 2006, initiated a serial number system for all the Guzhengs. Since 2010, Dunhuang has initiated the Authenticity Label On all Guzhengs. It is found on the cover of the tuning peg compartment.

If you would like to view further authentication, please click here to view our certification as an appointed agent of Shanghai Dunhuang.

IMPORTANCE OF GUZHENG BRANDS

Click on the video below to find out the importance of Guzheng brands and why the Dunhuang Guzheng are so sought after. (featuring a list of famous players’ endorsements and people using the Guzheng in competition)  Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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WHERE ARE THE GUZHENGS MADE

Dunhuang instruments and accessories are delicately handcrafted in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is known as a populous urban international financial hub of China. However, the city is also known to have a very rich culture and history and is a pivotal place for the development of the ‘Jiangnan Sizhu 江南丝竹’.

Shanghai has its own world class professional Chinese orchestra and conservatory.

Shanghai City

DUNHUANG GUZHENG IN A CONCERT SETTING

Have a listen to our Guzheng Teacher – Zhang Lu Fen playing the Guzheng piece 惙 ‘Chuo’ with piano accompaniment on the Dunhuang Yichang Guzheng (Dunhuang Yichang ‘Dreams Of The Red Chamber’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng). This model of Guzheng is a popular model, if you listen to the recording you will find that the tone rather powerful and suitable for concert use. Our Guzheng are tested rigorously and proven to be suitable for performances and recordings. This video is filmed by us as part of our ‘Eight Tones Online Guzheng Recital Series’ on YouTube, have a listen now and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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PRODUCTS BY SHANGHAI DUNHUANG

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Beginner

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Smooth

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Dunhuang 9694OOE Guzheng featured photo
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Dunhuang Yichang ‘Marquetry’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: US$1,890.00

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Intermediate 

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Beginner

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Smooth

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Dunhuang 9694OOE Guzheng featured photo
Out of Stock

Dunhuang Yichang ‘Marquetry’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: US$1,890.00

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

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