Scarlet Bird (Zhuque)
air-dried carved out paulownia body
rosewood bridges, finger picks & tape, tuning wrench, 2-piece matching stands, chromatic tuner, spare 1-7 strings, soft carrying case, and English/Chinese manual
Clear, Punchy, Full and Robust
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 "Snowy Plum Blossom" is custom made with paulownia wood thats natural air-dried for at least 3 years . The factory increases the thickness of the soundboard to present a much clear, solid and punchy sound quality.
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 curve 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
The sound of this instrument is warming and with robust bass. Many people consider it as a "grand guzheng".
Size of the Sound box: 20636 cm^3
Sound Wave Level: D^3 string - 91db D
string - 110db