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Zhang Lian Jun African Violet Sandalwood Zhonghu

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Imagine, being able to wield an unbelievable amount of raw power as well as clean and clear sounding, right from your fingertips! Well, playing on this Zhang Lian Jun African Violet Sandalwood Zhonghu might very well be as close as you can get when it comes to Zhonghus!

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With Zhang Lian Jun having successfully balanced out the instrument’s tone color throughout its various registers, there is no need for you to worry about those highs cracking when playing at fortissimo.

This is a beautiful Zhonghu that blends especially well in chamber music and orchestral playing.

If a more balanced tone is something that suits your profile, then this is the best Zhonghu for you and will definitely fit your personality. Constructed from African Violet Sandalwood, this is a material that traditionally bestows a sweet, lyrical tone onto the instrument that balances out the traditional bass-heavy qualities of a typical Zhonghu.

– Weight approx: 1.03kg (without box)

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

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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.


African Violet Sandalwood

Carefully dried over an extensive period of time, the Violet Sandalwood used for this Zhonghu is of exceptional quality. Evidenced by its sensuous mauve hue, it plays a huge role in bringing out the instrument’s alluring tone. Coupled with an octagonal design, this soundbox is slightly bigger than the standard Suzhou design, greatly boosting its resonance and power.

Zhang Lian Jun African Violet 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 African Violet Sandalwood Zhonghu Snakeskin


Featuring a beautiful curvature on the headstock, this Suzhou design is complemented with six-sided tuning pegs, bringing out the refined aesthetic of the Violet Sandalwood. The crown is constructed from a composite of resin and compressed bone powder, imparting a complementary splash of radiance on the Zhonghu.

Zhang Lian Jun African Violet 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 African Violet Sandalwood Zhonghu Headstock


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