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Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Erhu

This Erhu will definitely amaze you right from the moment you play your first notes on it. This is the apex of Zhang Lian Jun’s Aged Rosewood series. This Erhu is good for players of all levels, from beginners all the way to professionals, great for recording, solo performances and concerts – basically this is an all-rounder Erhu that has a rich, smooth, powerful tone and an amazing sound projection. Have a look at our Erhu demo video.

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**New to Erhu? Enjoy 1 FREE Beginner Erhu lesson with us when you purchase any erhu that costs $650 and above, 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, Fine Tuners, Rosin, Steel Wound Strings (Fitted-on)

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

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 Rich, Smooth and Powerful 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 perfect 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.

INSTRUMENT DEMO - ZHANG LIAN JUN 1ST GRADE AGED ROSEWOOD ERHU

A demo video of the Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Erhu. Enjoy the Rich and Powerful sound of this amazing Erhu, performed by Teacher Aaron from Eight Tones Music School.

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A MAKER YOU CAN TRUST

Master Zhang Lian Jun (张连均) has more than 30 years of industry experience and hails from a family of huqin makers. In his youth, Zhang honed his craft from one of the oldest surviving huqin makers – Master Wan Qi Xing (万其兴) for more than 20 years.

Zhang fervently believes in the old traditional methods of erhu making as he trusts the wisdom of the older generation master luthiers passed down upon him, however, he also believes in constantly fine-tuning the designs for the current generation. Xin Yue Qin Fang has earned its reputation as being the industry leader through its fine craftsmanship, quality control, tonal excellence.

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 a beautiful and luscious resonant Erhu sound signature.

1st Grade Aged Rosewood 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 skin 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 membrane will resonate the sound box to its maximum potential so as to give you a full and deep sound. 

Aged Rosewood Erhu Snakeskin

DECORATIVE WINDOW

This traditional Suzhou style decorative window is made from a combination of Rosewood and Boxwood, the material is sturdy yet elastic to provide support to the sound box so that your Erhu will be more durable.

Suzhou Design Erhu Decorative Window

HEADSTOCK

The elegant Suzhou styled headstock arch and six-sided tuning pegs, is a traditional design that is unique to the Suzhou styled Erhus.  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.

Suzhou Aged Rosewood Erhu Headstock

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Cleaning your Erhu – It is a good practice to clean your Erhu after playing it, this would prevent Rosin build up which could be difficult to remove and in extreme cases, damages the Erhu. You should clean your Erhu with a lint-free dry cloth. Do not clean your Erhu using water, oils, alcohols and waxes. A dry cloth is sufficient for daily cleaning. For a full cleaning or restoration, contact us and we can assist you with it.

We advice that you frequently check your Erhu for the following for an optimal playing experience – Sufficient amount of rosin is evenly distributed on the bow hair – The bridge is seated firmly in the middle of the soundbox with the strings in the ridges – Ensure that your strings are not rusty – Ensure that Qianjin is in good condition and not entangled – No cracks or splits along the soundbox – Ensure that the damper is in place below the bridge

This Erhu comes with China made Fine Tuners, however the Wittner Fine Tuners will be a better choice it does not introduce kink to the strings.
A very handy Erhu Cleaning Cloth to clean dirt away.
One the best instrument tuner with metronome you can find – Korg Combo Chromatic Tuners,
One of the best bows you can find – Li Huai Gang Bow,
A German made rosin – Pirastro Oliv Evah Rosin,
and easy to carry cases that offers good protection – Premium Erhu Cases.

Seasoning an erhu is not by adding pepper and salt till it is well marinated. Instead it refers to the process of breaking-in the instrument till it sounds and plays optimally. When an erhu is new, the skin is taught and firm. By playing on the erhu more frequently, the vibrations from your playing will soften the skin and your erhu will reach its peak performance. This process can take from 3months onwards with at least 15mins of daily playing on the erhu.

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