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Cao Rong 2nd Grade Aged Rosewood Zhonghu

If you love the powerful, sweet and clean sound of the Shanghai Zhonghu, this Zhonghu will be one that you need. The sound of the Shanghai Zhonghu is classic and loved by many Zhonghu performers, ensembles, and orchestras. When you play an Zhonghu made by Caorong, you will find the sound powerful, sweet, and clean, which makes this Zhonghu especially suited for orchestra, ensemble and solo performances.

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Overseas CITES Application (+2 Weeks Shipping)

FREE Zhonghu Accessories (Worth $80) - Bow, Damper, Finer Tuners

One FREE Beginner Zhonghu lesson (online/physical) (Worth $50)

Upgrade To Wittner 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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This zhonghu is made for the most demanding of musicians, it’s handling and tone is fit for solos, ensembles, and orchestras. It is one of the best Zhonghus that you can buy.

If you are an enthusiast or a professional, with this Zhonghu will give you a powerful, sweet and clean sound – suitable for recording or performances.

With a Powerful, Sweet and Clean tone color, you will find that this 2nd Grade Aged Rosewood Zhonghu 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)

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*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.


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.