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Since its launch in 2005, Asoviva's WOOD Sanshin has enjoyed much success due to its moderate price and abundant choice of designs for the body(dou). Over the last three years, we have been thinking of refinements to improve the sanshin's look and performance. Unnecessary weight has been removed from the body, and the neck(sou) uses the slimmer, more elegant, Kuba nu funi style.
The NEW WOOD Sanshin now looks and sounds better than ever.


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New Wood Sanshin - design details
utaguchi

Previously made from bamboo, the utaguchi is now made using more durable buffalo bone.

old sanshin sou
new sanshin sou

left: previous neck was made from 3 parts of wood.
right: neck is now made using a single piece of Apitong wood.

itokake

The new itokake (thread guard) is more durable, and binds the strings much more securely.

wood tropication

The previous logo on the back has been updated to our Wood Tropication design.

old and new sanshin side by side
ten
old sanshin body width
new sanshin body width

top: a new logo shines on the head(ten).
bottom: a 2cm reduction across the body.

label close-up
plumeria close-up

bottom: Previous plumeria design note position labels.
top: New kunkunshi labels allow you to find the correct finger position at a glance.

The length has been increased to 80cm, which is the standard length for an Okinawan sanshin.

Total weight of the sanshin has been reduced: 1300➝800g. You can carry your sanshin as easily as a ukulele.

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Neck: Apitong.
Style: Kuba nu funi.
Body: Processed wood.
Size: 80cm × 19cm × 6cm.
Weight: 800g.

old sanshin weight and new sanshin weight comparison

The body (dou) of the New Wood Sanshin is made from wood, while other types of sanshin's body is covered with genuine or artificial snakeskin. For this reason, the New Wood Sanshin has a lower volume (about half the volume level of traditional sanshin). In order to increase the volume and enhance the sound, the back side of New Wood Sanshin's body is left uncovered. If you are looking for more traditional or typical types of sanshin and tone, Tropication line, Traditional Sanshin Set or FreeStyle Sanshin Set are recommended.

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NEW WOOD Sanshin - Okinawan Bingata

$115.00

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NEW WOOD Sanshin - Minsaa • Kasuri

$115.00

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NEW WOOD Sanshin - Monstera

$115.00

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Nostalgic Beach

CLASSICAL 05

Ohana hana

Island~夜の森〜

Surf in the Music

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NEW WOOD Sanshin - Tropication

$150.00

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7 reasons to buy an Asoviva Sanshin
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We provide helpful labels to indicate note positions.

The Sanshin, like a guitar, requires different finger positions for different notes. However, unlike a guitar, there are no frets to indicate these positions. Asoviva provides labels for the neck(sou) of your sanshin indicating correct finger positions and making life easier for the beginner. No frets. No problem.

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Each sanshin is pre-tuned and ready to play.

We think it would be disappointing if the first sound you heard from your new sanshin is out of tune! Asoviva make sure your sanshin is correctly tuned and ready to play out of the box.

threasons03

We provide a position label for the uma.

The bridge(uma) of the sanshin can be difficult for beginners to correctly position. In addition to the note position labels, we provide another to indicate the correct position for the uma, ensuring correct pitch.

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Your sanshin will fit inside your case of choice.

The available cases for sanshin, produced by various manufacturers, are normally 20cm wide. We ensure the width of the tuning pegs(karakui) when in place, will still allow your sanshin to fit inside any case.

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We pre-stretch your strings. Your sanshin stays in tune.

New strings fitted to a sanshin, even when correctly tuned, will normally fall out of tune as they are first stretched and played. To solve this problem we pre-stretch our strings five times when we receive them, and five times again before fitting them to your sanshin. This ensures your tone will remain stable longer.

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We use handcrafted karakui for an easy fit.

Asoviva only use handcrafted wooden tuning pegs(karakui). Premade plastic pegs are often problematic when fitting to a sanshin, as the sizes of the tuning holes may vary slightly. By using handcrafted pegs made specifically for your sanshin, we can ensure a perfect fit.

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We care about quality.

Asoviva have taken great care to make sure each part of your sanshin meets a high standard, regardless of cost. Whether your sanshin is made from ebony, rosewood or any other wood, it has been handcrafted with the utmost care. To ensure this quality standard, each sanshin is checked for both quality of tone, and for quality of craftsmanship prior to delivery.

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shoppin guide

Shipping

International shipments use the following Japan Post services:
Express Mail Service. EMS mail is handled with the highest priority of any international service (estimated delivery time 2-4 days).
Economy Air (SAL) - normally 1-3 weeks.
Surface Mail - normally 1-3 months.

Once your order has shipped we will email your tracking number.

Refund/Return/Exchange Policy
In the following cases, we will exchange the item or give customer a full refund within 7days of the receipt of the items.
*In either case, customer is responsible for return shipping cost.

- When customer receive incorrect items.
- When items are badly damaged.
- When customer is not completely satisfied with the quality of the item.

When customer wants to return the item for any other reasons, customer must contact Asoviva within 3 days of the receipt of the items and sent the item back to Asoviva Items must be unused and in original packaging. Please note that after 7 days of receipt of the items, we may not be able to accept any return or offer refund.

About Delivery

Your order will be shipped to you within three business days of the date of purchase.

If there is a shortage of stock affecting your order, we will notify you immediately.

Payment

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All credit card payments are processed securely through the PayPal website.

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