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Zhang Lian Jun African Black Sandalwood Zhonghu

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Imagine, being able to wield an unbelievable amount of raw power, right from your fingertips! Well, playing on this Black Sandalwood Zhonghu might very well be as close as you can get when it comes to Zhonghus!

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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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With its bombastic, strident tone, this is an instrument with a great deal of character. Once mastered, you will have in your hands an instrument with a confident, strong tone, allowing you to shine on any occasion.

For many individuals, the lows of a Zhonghu are the embodiment of its soul. Conjuring up images of a grizzled boxer, the grit and edginess of its lower registers are akin to a loudspeaker, sending the Zhonghu’s sound all the way to the last seat of the concert hall. Retaining the same extent of intrinsic power even as it ascends into the higher registers, this is definitely not a Zhonghu for the meek.

– 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 Zhonghus, please allow us an additional 10 working days for application of CITES before we ship out your purchase.

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


Black Sandalwood

Well aged and treated, the Black Sandalwood used in making this Zhonghu exudes a posh glamor. Contributing significantly to the instrument’s strident sound, the projection that the octagonal design confers to it acts to further amplify its power, adding an incredible amount of grit to it.

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Zhonghu Wood

Sound Box Membrane

The key to a sensitive and good sounding Zhonghu 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 powerful and deep sound. 

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Zhonghu Snakeskin


Carved with a beautiful Suzhou design, these decorative windows are tailor made and carefully fitted into its respective soundboxes by hand. Featuring the usage of Boxwood and Rosewood, it stands out against the Zhonghu’s inky hue, allowing viewers to find a juxtaposing beauty in this instrument’s aesthetic.

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Zhonghu Decorative Window


As a quintessential Zhang Lian Jun masterpiece, this headstock features a beautiful styled arching as well as spiraled design pegs. Its crown is made from a sturdy blend of resin and compressed bone, giving it a regal aesthetic.

Zhang Lian Jun Black Sandalwood Zhonghu Headstock


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