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Dunhuang Black Lacquered Iron Pear Rosewood Erhu

A very popular model from the largest Chinese instruments factory in the world – Shanghai No.1 Factory Dunhuang, this Erhu sounds consistently warm and balanced. With a black semi-gloss lacquered surface, this Erhu also looks great in music videos. This Erhu is a fantastic choice for beginners! Have a look at our Erhu demo video.

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**New to Erhu? Enjoy 1 Beginner Erhu 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 Erhu Accessories (Worth $80) - Semi Hard Case, Bow, Damper, Rosin, Dunhuang Mudan Strings (Fitted-on)

One Beginner Erhu 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 Erhu as it can accompany you throughout your learning phase. If you are looking to start with a Erhu that is more budget friendly, you can have a look at the Beginner Grade Erhus.

As an intermediate player, this Erhu is a great instrument to have in your instrument collection. You can also check out other Intermediate Grade Erhus.

However, for professionals, this Erhu may not be suitable for you as you may require a more penetrative and powerful sounding Erhu for more advanced pieces. Then, you can check out the higher tier Erhus – Professional Grade Erhus, and Collector’s Grade Erhus.

Possessing a warm and balanced tone, this beginner level Erhu is relatively easy to handle.

– 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 demo video of the Dunhuang Black Lacquered Rosewood Erhu. Enjoy the Warm and Balanced sound of this amazing Erhu, performed by Teacher Aaron from Eight Tones Music School.

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At Eight Tones Music, we are the only active Authorized Dealer of the Shanghai Dunhuang Yichang Brand. *Not to be confused with the Hong Kong based Dunhuang Yun. We pre-select our instruments directly from Dunhuang factories before they are boxed and shipped to us. 

SINCE 1958, Shanghai Dunhuang No.1 Musical Instruments Factory is the World’s No.1 Largest Brand trusted today by world-famous virtuosos, professionals and beginner musicians.

Well known for producing one of the world’s best instruments, Shanghai Dunhuang is recognized by the Chinese central government as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage Protected Unit’ which gives our instruments the highest brand prestige and recognition.


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Iron Pear Wood

A sturdy and light-weight wood, this is one of the most common entry beginner grade Erhu material. Covered with black semi gloss lacquer, this Erhu will feel good in your hands due the texture and light weight. Do note that the base is made of plastic to keep the cost low for beginners. This Erhu is definitely a steal if you are a beginner, buy this now!

Dunhuang Yichang Black Lacquered Iron Pear Rosewood Erhu Wood

Sound Box SKIN

The Dunhuang brand Erhus are often well reviewed because they are always able to get the best materials for their entry level grade Erhu. For this Erhu, the skin is often made less firm so that it can sound great out of the box for beginners.

Dunhuang Yichang Black Lacquered Iron Pear Rosewood Erhu Skin


This traditional Suzhou style decorative window is made from a iron pear wood as well, this material is sturdy yet elastic to provide support to the sound box so that your Erhu will be more durable.

Dunhuang Yichang Black Lacquered Iron Pear Rosewood Erhu Window


The elegant Shanghai styled headstock arch and un-lacquered textured tuning pegs, made to be easy to tune – good for beginners and kids.  When you perform with this Erhu, you will find it well-balanced and light, it is less strenuous on your left hand after long hours of playing this Erhu.

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