Scarlet Bird brand of the Xi'an Conservatory of Music is the most respected brand that follows the traditional ways of making guzheng.
This beautiful instrument Model #613 is made with paulownia wood that's natural air-dried for at least 6 years . This is the Scarlet Bird factory's concert grade travel-size guzheng. With only 53" in length, it offers unsurpassed bass than any other travel-size.
The design of its body structure is unique. The body board made of paulownia (pao-tong) tree(naturally grows in Henan Province), which is artificially hollowed out in the middle, has greatly improved the sound quality of the instrument. In the other words, it takes almost the whole tree just to make one single guzheng.
First, it needs a thick wood of Tong tree that has the same size as the body, the back of which engraves the sound grooves. In order to guarantee the sound waves unimpeded, there is no strut in the acoustical resonator.
Secondly, the radian of the board is formatted naturally so that the trace and pore of the wood will not be distorted artificially. When we play the "Zhuque" zheng, its board is vibrating regularly, with clear, bright, magnetic sound and the unified timbre.
Thirdly, the thickness of the board is made depending on the tree different parts-high, middle and low ranges of the sound. The three parts can function respectively as well as coordinate in harmony so that the effective lingering sound will not drain easily and the volume will increase with the good acoustic. The sound of "Zhuque" Zheng has the stereoscopic effect.
This sound of this instrument is warming and rich with robust bass. Many people consider it as a "grand guzheng".
This model has 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. It comes with a 2-piece stands, Musedo Guzheng Chromatic tuner, finger picks, and 1-7 spare strings. It is the whole package that leads you to enjoy playing. We provide set-up instruction that's easy to follow. Help on set-up and playing is always offered over the phone or the internet free of charge.
This model is hand selected by our professional Yukina at the factory. All the bridges and strings are fine-tuned and adjusted to ensure the best sound quality.