Professional Shanghai Dunhuang Rosewood Large Sanxian
This is a professional grade Rosewood Large Sanxian made by Dunhuang. Model#601.
Soundboard: Professional Quality Snake Skin
Body: Rosewood Wood
Pegs: Rosewood with Buffalo Bone decoration
The sanxian (Chinese: 三弦, literally "three strings") is a Chinese lute — a three-stringed fretless plucked musical instrument. It has a long fingerboard, and the body is traditionally made from snake skin stretched over a rounded rectangular resonator. It is made in several sizes for different purposes. This is the large northern version with measurement of 39" x 9" x 3" (122cm x 23cm x 10cm) The instrument comes with a hard case as in the picture.
The larger sizes have a range of three octaves. It is primarily used as an accompanying instrument, as well as in ensembles and orchestras of traditional Chinese instruments, though solo pieces and concertos also exist.