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Zhang Lian Jun African Black Sandalwood Trumpet Gaohu

A classic Cantonese round trumpet shape style Gaohu that is value-for-money and reliable. The amazing part of this Gaohu is that there is barely any distortions of sounds when you are playing across all its registers and also has a powerful sound.

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FREE Gaohu Accessories (Worth $80) - Semi Hard Case, Bow, Damper, Finer Tuners, Rosin, Steel Wound Strings (Fitted-on)

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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As modern orchestras grow more thunderous in volume, a strong Gaohu section is required to balance out its sound, creating many different shades of music textures. With this loudhailer, it will be effortless to assert your presence, allowing you to take the spotlight when the time comes.

Honed through his years of experience as a veteran Erhu maker, Zhang Lian Jun has ensured that its tone still retains an element of sweetness and malleability, allowing it to blend with its fellow bowed strings counterparts.

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– Weight approx: 1.03kg (without box)

– Dimensions approx: 82cm x 10.5cm x 13cm (without box)

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*Do note that for all international shipments of Gaohus, please allow us an additional 10 working days for application of CITES before we ship out your purchase.

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

Having been sufficiently aged and matured, this Black Sandalwood is optimal for making instruments with an exuberant personality. Featuring a classic octagonal design, the projection that it confers is exceptional, while removing any sonic impediments that might discolour its tone.

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Gaohu Wood

Sound Box Membrane

The key to a sensitive and good sounding Gaohu lies in the resonating membrane of the sound box. You will find the membrane is stretched to a uniform tension across the sound box  and fitted by hand. When you gently press the membrane 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 piercing and powerful sound. 

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Gaohu Snake Skin

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DECORATIVE WINDOW

Quintessentially Suzhou in nature, the arresting presence of the headstock and its tuning pegs are complemented with a snowy white crown. Crafted using a blend of resin and compressed bone powder, it adds a touch of femininity to the aesthetics of the headstock, tempering its imposing nature.

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Gaohu Decorative Window

HEADSTOCK

With a trademark Suzhou styled arching on the headstock and six-sided tuning pegs, this Gaohu’s crown also features a milky blend of resin and compressed bone, softening its arresting design.

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Gaohu Headstock

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