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

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

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Dunhuang Shanghai no.1 national musical instruments factory

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.

EXPLORING THE SHANGHAI DUNHUANG HQ

Click on the video below to have a look at our exploration tour in the Shanghai Dunhuang Instruments Factory HQ. At the headquarters, Manager Xie Yudan welcomes us to a melodious adventure, guiding us through the meticulously crafted gallery, factory, main warehouse, and the exquisite Dunhuang store. After watching the video, 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

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Dunhuang ‘Five Shades of Bliss’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$1,300.00

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

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Dunhuang ‘Duo Cranes Facing the Sun’ African Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$850.0

Level: Beginner

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Smooth

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘A Lake Shrouded by Autumn’s Mist’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$2,300.0

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

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Dunhuang ‘Marquetry’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$2,500.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘Twin Mandarin Ducks’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$2,250.0

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘Marquetry of Nanyang’ Aged Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$4,600.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘Virtuous Nobility’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$4,800.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘Simplicity’s Finest’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$4,200.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘Tale of Liang Zhu’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$4,700.0

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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Dunhuang ‘Moonlit Autumn’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$5,300.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

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In-demand

Dunhuang ‘Five Shades of Bliss’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$1,300.0

Level: Intermediate

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

Level: Intermediate 

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Bassy

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Out of Stock

Dunhuang ‘Duo Cranes Facing the Sun’ African Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$850.0

Level: Beginner

Tonal Quality: Resonant, Smooth

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

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Out of Stock

Dunhuang ‘A Lake Shrouded by Autumn’s Mist’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$2,300.0

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

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Dunhuang ‘Marquetry’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$2,500.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

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Dunhuang ‘Twin Mandarin Ducks’ Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$2,250.0

Level: Professional

Tonal Quality: Bright, Powerful

Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
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Dunhuang ‘Marquetry of Nanyang’ Aged Rosewood Guzheng

From: USD$4,600.0
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
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Dunhuang ‘Simplicity’s Finest’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$4,200.0
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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Dunhuang ‘Tale of Liang Zhu’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$4,700.0
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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Dunhuang ‘Moonlit Autumn’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$5,300.0
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
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Dunhuang ‘A Date in Spring’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$5,300.0
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful
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Dunhuang ‘Virtuous Nobility’ Yellow Sandalwood Guzheng

From: USD$4,800.0
Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Bright and Powerful

OTHER ACCESSORIES

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Xinghai Liuqin Strings

USD$3.0USD$4.5
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Dunhuang Liuqin Strings

USD$1.5USD$9.0
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Dunhuang Blue Premium Guzheng Bag

USD$90.0
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Dunhuang Erhu Miniature

USD$80.0
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Dunhuang Mudan Erhu Strings

USD$1.5USD$4.0
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Dunhuang Gaohu Strings

USD$1.5USD$4.0
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Dunhuang Zhonghu Strings

USD$2.5USD$6.5
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Dunhuang Guzheng Type B Strings

USD$2.8USD$95.3
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Dunhuang Guzheng Type A Strings

USD$2.3USD$90.5

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