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Fan Shi Zhong Ni Style Grade 1 Chinese Fir Guqin

Carefully crafted over the course of 7 years, the poetic artistry of the Zhong Ni model has been brought entirely to its forefront. This is a masterpiece that is guaranteed to leave you in awe. Experience first hand the magical touches that this premium Guqin can offer!

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FREE Guqin Accessories (Worth $220) - Hard Case, Soft Case, Anti Slip

Upgrade to Grey Guqin Case With Shoulder Straps

It is of utmost importance for instrument owners to protect your instrument. While it is lightweight, it is well-built all around, making the luxurious and premium Grey Guqin Case is a top choice for many.

The soft case is an excellent choice for musicians and enthusiasts who are looking for a lightweight and secure case that can be easily brought about.

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A premium high quality artisan Guqin that exudes brilliance, this Guqin is extremely versatile and suitable for long term usage or learning. For a more affordable option, you can check out Fan Shi Grade 2 Zhong Ni Style Guqin.

This Guqin has a sweet, clear and balanced tone colour, playing on this Guqin, you will find it a delight when you play on different strings as the sound is balanced across all registers.

– Weight approx: 5.8kg (with box)

– Dimensions approx: 123cm x 22cm x 20cm (with box)

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Our Guqins come with a 1 year warranty that covers for manufacturing defects. If you have any problems with the Guqin, 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.


With the soundboard being said to represent the Heavens, it is a small wonder that the Guqin occupies such a revered position in Chinese society. This Grade 1 Chinese Fir soundboard is therefore guaranteed to leave you entranced with its qualities. Ranging from its enhanced durability, graceful tone color, and high playability, this is definitely a rare find.

Grade 1 Zhongni Guqin Sound Board


The art of lacquering a Guqin is a tedious, intense, yet incredibly rewarding process. From the creation of the lacquer, right down to its application, only in the hands of an experienced Guqin maker can the instrument be brought to life.

Combining both finely ground deer antler as well as prepared sap from the Chinese lacquer tree, Master Fan skillfully applies the mixture in an even fashion over the body of the Guqin. With the entire process taking nearly a year to complete, the resultant Guqin tastefully marries both function and form, looking and sounding great right from the start. Truly the work of an experienced master.

Grade 1 Zhongni Guqin Back Board



The polar opposite of the soundboard, the bottom board represents the Earth we live in, grounding us in reality. With only the best cuts of Catalpa wood being used to create this bottom board, centuries of natural drying has bestowed upon many charming qualities. 

Grade 1 Zhongni Guqin Lacquer


The Yue Shan is the part which holds the strings above the fingerboard and passes down the vibrations of the strings to the Guqin. Handcrafted to the perfect height, the Ebony bridge is key to the beautiful sound that this Guqin produces.

Grade 1 Zhongni Guqin Bridge

3 reviews for Fan Shi Zhong Ni Style Grade 1 Chinese Fir Guqin

  1. Lianjun

    I have been very impressed with the quick and professional service from the Eight Tones. Their care has created a welcoming and engaging environment for their customers. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable, and give genuine suggestions to students who intend to purchase a music instrument. They have a very good selection of instruments. The delivery was fast and reliable. I am very happy with my Guqin and I have been enjoying playing it. Most impotantly, I really appreciate Dr. Hoh’s passion and love of Guqin music. Thank his patient and great way of teaching, foucsing on understanding and enjoying the music. Thank you Eight Tones!

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    • Eight Tones Music

      Thank you for your kind review!

  2. Clement Onn

    Thanks to Dr Hoh and Eight Tones Music for helping me to pick my first qin! It was not an easy feat for a beginner to pick and invest in an appropriate instrument that one could grow into it but they have made the whole process smooth and without pressure! After almost 20 lessons, I am enjoying my lesson more and definitely growing into my Fan Shi Guqin.

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    • Aaron Ang

      Thank you for your kind review!

  3. Amanda Chow

    Bought a Fan Shi Zhong Ni 1st Grade Guqin as my first Guqin at Eight Tones Music Store. The staff, Daryl Keuk who attended to me was able to provide clear explanations and good advice on choosing a Guqin. Together with the sales assistant, both were also very patient and brought down many Guqin for me to compare and listen to their sound quality. Delivery was fast and reliable, I got my Guqin delivered to me the very next day. Overall service quality was good and I’m happy with my new Guqin.

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    • Aaron Ang

      Thank you for your kind review!

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