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Cao Rong 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yun Head Erhu

A premium Shanghai masterpiece adorned with the iconic “Yun” headstock which is a motif that signifies clouds in the Tang Dynasty. This Erhu bring you a whole new experience and understanding of how Erhu can sound like. This Erhu’s powerful yet sweet buttery smooth tone color, and rich and deep tone will mesmerize you and you can use this Erhu for almost all occasions and all levels of your Erhu journey. This is a true professional quality Erhu.

Accessories & Top-ups:

Overseas CITES Application (+2 Weeks Shipping)

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

Upgrade To Dark Grey Travel Hard Case

This Travel Hard Case has been engineered to withstand even the greatest knocks. While the looks and design of the hard case is extravagant, the case also provides premium comfort when it is being brought about.

The Hard Case is an excellent choice for musicians and enthusiasts, who are looking for a trustworthy case to protect their instruments. It is an excellent choice for those who do not mind the added weight, but want the most optimum protection.

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.

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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For beginner players, this Erhu allows you to explore the wonderful sound of Erhu comfortably, while discovering how playing a professional-grade Erhu will feel & sound like in your hands. A great option to accompany you through your learning phase.

If you are looking to start with a more budget-friendly Erhu, you will want to consider Beginner Grade Erhus or Intermediate Grade Erhus.

As an intermediate or a professional player, this well-rounded and powerful Erhu is definitely suited for recording and performances. Click here to browse through the other Professional Grade Erhus.

However, if you are looking to push the boundaries of your Erhu’s sound further, and are searching for that perfect, melodious sound, check out our higher tier Collector’s Grade Erhus.

With a Smooth, Powerful and Clear tone color, you will find that this 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Erhu has the Aged Rosewood signature sound that will amaze you immediately. The tone color is even across all the usable registers and very easy to control.

It is definitely a worthy companion to accompany you throughout the course of your music journey.

– Weight approx: 1.03kg (with box)

– Dimensions approx: 82cm x 10.5cm x 13cm (with box)

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

*Do note that it is highly recommended to purchase this Erhu with CITES if you are an international buyer (not from Singapore), tick on the checkbox above for the option and allow us 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.

A MAKER YOU CAN TRUST

Having bagged multiple prestigious awards such as the ‘The Ninth Shanghai Most Talented Craftsman Award’ and ‘Shanghai Labour Day Award’ and more, master Cao Rong (曹荣) is the head of craftsmen in Shanghai No. 1 Musical Instruments Factory (Dunhuang Yi Chang 敦煌一厂). Master Cao Rong is also in-charge of the development of Huqin at Dunhuang.

Every Erhu stamped by Master Cao Rong is meticulously crafted by hand outside of his working hours at Dunhuang. His Erhus are popular throughout China particularly in Shanghai and also Taiwan. His Erhus are known to sound clean and warm yet extremely responsive to touch, with extended use over the years, his Erhus matures beautifully – This is why many conservatory students love his instruments. With his Erhus, you will  find it easier to play fast passages and high notes, and you will also have full bodied sound at the lower end of the range.

HEADSTOCK

The elegant ‘Yun’ motif, which is a classic Tang dynasty symbol for clouds is painstakingly carved by hand. It uses a unique swirl design tuning pegs. The lack of white bone embellishments give a clean and classic look to the entire erhu.  Although it has a different headstock than the more conventional designs, it is kept lightweight so that you will find it well-balanced, and leave no strain on your left hand after long hours of playing this Erhu.

Cao Rong 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yun Head Erhu Headstock

WOOD

1st Grade Aged Rosewood

Just by touch, you will feel that the wood of this Erhu is extremely old and dense – the surface of the wood is lightly wax varnished in such a way that you can still feel the tiny even layered pores of the wood. Acquired from antique furniture built in the ming and qing dynasty for the Chinese royal families, the wood used to make this Erhu is quite literally “Fit for a king”. The superior quality of Grade 1 Aged Rosewood can be attributed to the optimal conditions the wood was kept in over the 200-300 years of ageing. This naturally dried Erhu wood will give you this beautiful and luscious resonant Erhu sound signature.

Cao Rong 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yun Head Erhu Wood

Sound Box SKIN

The key to a sensitive and good sounding Erhu lies in the resonating skin of the sound box. You will find the membrane is stretched to a uniform tension across the sound box  and fitted by hand. When you gently press the skin with your fingers and you will find that it is firm to your touch – this ensures that the skin will resonate the sound box to its maximum potential so as to give you a full and deep sound. 

Cao Rong 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yun Head Erhu Skin

DECORATIVE WINDOW

Elegant and refined, this decorative window has a Shanghai design, and is tailored made for all of Cao Rong’s soundboxes. Created by combining Boxwood and Rosewood, the material is sturdy yet elastic to provide support to the sound box so that your Erhu will be more durable.

Cao Rong 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yun Head Erhu Window

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