SHANGHAI NO.1 NATIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FACTORY (DUNHUANG)
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.
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.
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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.