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Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yunnan Skin Erhu

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This 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yunnan Skin Erhu produces a tone color that is as good as it looks! Unlike other erhus it uses the extremely rare and precious Yunnan Skin which gives off an even more powerful and rounded tone. 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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FREE Erhu Accessories (Worth $80) - Semi Hard Case, Bow, Damper, Fine Tuners, Rosin, Steel Wound Strings (Fitted-on)

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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.

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

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For beginner and intermediate players, this is one of the best Erhu money can buy, it will be quite exorbitant but definitely an option that will never go wrong – as you will find out the moment you play on it. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly Erhu, do check out our Beginner Grade Erhus and Intermediate Grade Erhus to work within your budget.

If you a professional player this Erhu is perfect for you, however do check out your other options if you have any budget constraints – Professional Grade Erhus, and Collector’s Grade Erhus.

With a Rich, Smooth and Powerful tone colour, you will find that this 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Erhu has the Aged Rosewood signature sound that will amaze you immediately. The tone colour 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.

– 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.


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.

Zhang-Lian-Jun erhu maker


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.

Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yunan Skin Erhu Wood


From: SGD$320.0

Level: Beginner
Tonal Quality: Loud, Balanced

From: SGD$3,000.0

Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Smooth, Powerful, Clear

From: SGD$680.0

Level: Beginner
Tonal Quality: Broad, Powerful
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From: SGD$500.0

Level: Beginner
Tonal Quality: Clean, Rounded

From: SGD$750.0

Level: Intermediate
Tonal Quality: Sweet, Clear

From: SGD$1,690.0

Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Smooth, Powerful

From: SGD$2,400.0

Level: Professional
Tonal Quality: Rich, Smooth, Powerful


The key to a sensitive and good sounding Erhu lies in the resonating skin of the sound box. Yun Nan skin is a special and extremely rare breed of skin that can only be found in Yun Nan. The skin is extremely resilient and is very elastic. Erhus with this skin have extremely good projection, powerful yet sweet sound, and is louder than most erhus. The skin is also extremely durable and can last for many decades. If you want the ultimate best aged rosewood erhu possible, this is the perfect erhu for you.

Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yunan Skin Erhu Skin


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.

Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yunan Skin Erhu Window


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.

Zhang Lian Jun 1st Grade Aged Rosewood Yunan Skin Erhu Headstock


  1. Frank Zimmerman

    Have played for several months now — this Erhu is very light and easy to play with strong and easy to produce notes throughout the scale. Beautiful grained wood and golden sheen wild python skin is hard to find these days and will last for a longer time than farmed raised skin I’m told. This Erhu provided me with a contrast and alternate practicing instrument to my much heavier and different sounding smallleaf.

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    • Eight Tones Music

      This is an amazing erhu. Thank you for your trusting us with your purchase!

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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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