It has 18 or more strings and movable bridges, and the modern guzheng usually has 21 strings and bridges. The picks (called "DaiMao") used by performers to play guzheng are often made out of the shells of hawksbill turtles.
The guzheng is the ancestor of several Asian zither instruments, such as the Japanese koto, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese àn tranh. The guzheng should not be confused with the guqin (another ancient Chinese zither with no moveable bridges).
The early types of guzheng emerged during the Warring States period (475 to 221 BCE) where the slaughter of cattle, hogs, horses and especially dogs was rampant. Intestines of dog were made as a strings for the guzheng which is commonly called catgut.It was largely influenced by the se. It became prominent during the Qin period (221 to 206 BCE), and by the Tang Dynasty (618 CE to 907 CE), the guzheng was arguably the most commonly played instrument in China. Musicological studies in the late 20th century indicate that early bamboo tube zithers might be one of the prototypes of the guzheng, koto, gayageum, and the àn tranh. The modern zheng is very different from ones made centuries ago, mainly due to natural evolution influenced by local as well as historical environments but also because of the adoption of Western musical styles. Strings were once made from silk but now they are almost always metal-nylon which increased the instrument's capabilities, volume and timbre.
Length: 64 inches (1630 mm). Wooden / Mahogany bridges / Steel-nylon Strings. Thank you for your understanding.All the items in this shop are in China. Please pay attention to the fact that it would take longer for international shippings to arrive at your hand than domestic shippings. We kindly remind the buyers that since this is. Guzheng is wooden structure instrument, panel and bottom plate is made from soft paulownia, so it is sensitive to the influence of the external environment. A good nursing care can play a lifetime the guzheng, and posterity.
Care not good, in a short period of. Time appear crack, take off (glue), become warped (deformation) and so on, lead to scrap.
2, often the tone, to maintain the purity of tone. 3, guzheng string is wire wrap a nylon, such as in the rain be affected with damp be affected with damp or hand sweat too much will make the steel rust inside, string yellow, aging. Don't use wet hand to play guzheng at ordinary times, don't use wet Cloth wipe zheng string, don't blow with a knife or other hard ware string, dust with a soft brush, please dust should be processed in a timely manner.
Wash hands before 4, children play guzheng, do not hand oil play guzheng, to care for the panel, don't touch, in order to prevent dust, it is better for guzheng dust cover will zheng cover up, playing the beam will cover cover good. 5, at ordinary times put in the interior, the zheng cannot get wet in the rain, not in the sun for a long time exposure, also don't get close to the heat and other extreme dry environment. Because of guzheng lumen is larger, and bare wood, especially face sheet, soft, very easy to absorb moisture in the air, so in rainy day or yellow mildew season when you don't play guzheng, put out the best sound hole cover, lest affect pronunciation, after the board face be affected with damp be affected with damp or because of be affected with damp be affected with damp agglutination mould make the glue on premature failure.6, such as short time don't play guzheng, also do not use string loose or column in this field will be off, as long as moistureproof, prevent bask in, prevent the ash, not directly on the ground or hang on the wall of the damp. The moisture is heavy, the guzheng in the box, and inside the box into the dryer. 7, will play before hand wipe up, in case the water on the finger, sweat, oil, such as sticking to the string, the string is dirty or rusty and shorten life. 8, mobile column zither sound check, hand up on string, the first cut string of ethnomusicologists column pressure after the move, in order to avoid damage (especially the nylon wire strings) and abrasions panel.
9, often use, can keep the instrument resonator is in good state of vibration for a long time, to further harmonize between instrument structure, make zheng hue to stability. We are not responsible for any injury caused by the use of our sword. Add a map to your own listings. The item "64Red Sandalwood Traditional Chinese musical instrument Chinese Zither #1580" is in sale since Monday, March 14, 2016.
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