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Bo Yue Black Sandalwood Gaoyin Banhu

This is a beautifully crafted Banhu that is value-for-money and reliable. The amazing part of this Banhu is that there is barely any distortions of sounds when you are playing across all its registers and also has a powerful sound.

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**New to Banhu? Enjoy 1 Beginner Banhu Lesson with us at only S$25,, lessons can be conducted online or physical. Simply select the option below and cart out now!

Accessories & Top-ups:

Overseas CITES Application (+2 Weeks Shipping)

FREE Banhu Accessories (Worth $80) - Semi Hard Case, Bow, Damper, Fine Tuners, Rosin, Steel Wound Strings (Fitted-on)

One Beginner Banhu lesson (online/physical)

Upgrade To Dark Grey Travel Hard Case

Are you tired of those thinly padded soft cases that can't withstand the rough and bumpy journey? Meet the Erhu Travel Hard Case, a luxurious and stylish case that not only looks good, but also provides top-notch protection for your precious instrument! Built to last, with a sturdy exterior that shrugs off bumps, drops, and the toughest of knocks.

Its premium comfort features makes carrying the case around a breeze. Definitely the perfect piece for musicians or even enthusiasts who often travels with their instruments.

So whether you're a musician on the go or just an enthusiast looking for the ultimate protection for your precious instruments, prioritizing protection over and willing to accept that little added weight, the Erhu Travel Hard Case is highly recommended for you.

Upgrade To Wittner Erhu Fine Tuners

Made in Germany - these fine tuners, also known as fine adjusters, are made of nickel plated steel and extremely well crafted. Compared to normal China made fine tuners, these fine tuners are more gentle on the strings, easier to turn and also able to fine tune a greater range.

You can either purchase them in pairs or single. Select single if you only need to attach it onto one single string.

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Upgrade to Pirastro Schwarz Rosin

The Black Schwarz, one of the hardest rosin of the Pirastro brand, it is very suitable for hot and humid climates and do not clump up easily. It is relatively easy to dust when applied on the bow and it produces a bright sound when played on steel strings. Although this rosin is made for violin, but it is also recommended for Erhu, Zhonghu and Gaohu as well.

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If you are a beginner, you might want this Banhu as it can accompany you throughout your learning phase. You may also be interested in looking at the Bo Yue African Sandalwood Gaoyin Banhu. which has a different aesthetics with its dark brown wood.

Additionally, for those seeking a Banhu which is more mellow, the Bo Yue Black Sandalwood Zhongyin Banhu and Bo Yue African Sandalwood Zhongyin Banhu are also worth considering.

The tonal quality of this Bo Yue Black Sandalwood Gaoyin Banhu is Robust and Clear. It is a good choice for you if you would like to record in a near range or a studio setting.

The tone color is even across all the usable registers and very easy to control.

– Weight approx: 2.6 kg

– Dimensions approx: 99cm x 20cm x 30cm

Shipping timings can only be calculated when you have selected the type of courier during checkout.

*Do note that for all international shipments of Banhus, please allow us an additional 10 working days for application of CITES before we ship out your purchase.

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Our Erhus come with a 1 year warranty that covers for manufacturing defects. If you have any problems with the Erhu, you can contact us to let us know what issues you are facing.

Do note that we do not cover for damages caused by user accidentally or intentionally. String breakages are also not covered.

Refund and returns request will only be fulfilled if there is out-of-box failures or missing packages, more details can be found here.


Bo Yue Beijing Musical Instruments Factory was formed by a team of expert craftsman in various instruments. Each of these master craftsman have decades of experience in making their respective instruments. 

The Bo Yue Beijing Musical Instruments Factory takes pride in the materials used for making the instruments and ensures that the woods are sufficiently air dried before they can be made into fine musical instruments. Made with the traditional Beijing style and tone quality in mind, Bo Yue instruments exudes the powerful and bright Beijing tone colours that many soloists and artists in the world desires. 


Black Sandalwood

This Black Sandalwood boasts a beautiful deep dark brown, almost black hue. It is the densest wood used to make erhu. It  resonates with a robust and clear tone. It’s tone color is similar to the Rose Sandalwood Erhu by Zhang Lian Jun, however the Rose Sandalwood Erhu will have an added level of sweetness and bell-like highs. 

Your playing will be transcended by the Black Sandalwood Banhu as you intended without any added coloration and effects. It is a truly sublime instrument for recordings and performances. 

o Yue Black Sandalwood Zhongyin Banhu Wood

Sound Box SKIN

Utilizing choice cuts of Paulownia wood, Bo Yue’s soundboards often endow its instruments with a lyrical tone color. Having undergone extensive air drying, the final product yields a Banhu that is beautiful in both appearance and sound production. A great economic model to start your Banhu journey with.

o Yue Black Sandalwood Zhongyin Banhu Sound Box


The traditional straight edged headstock is mated with a pair of bronze mechanical tuning pegs. These durable and precise mechanical pegs are required to hold up the high tension steel strings of the banhu as well as allow you to tune it efficiently and precisely.

o Yue Black Sandalwood Zhongyin Banhu Headstock


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