Scarlet Bird Zhuque #09A GuzhengSB09A
Scarlet Bird (Zhuque)
air-dried carved out paulownia body
blackwood bridges, finger picks & tape, tuning wrench, 2-piece matching stands, chromatic tuner, spare 1-7 strings, soft carrying case, and English/Chinese manual
Deep, 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 #09A, is made of paulownia wood that's natural air-dried for at least 9 years. It's an upgraded version of Model #09. The factory has increased the thickness of the soundboard to present a much clearer, solid, and punchy sound quality.
The design of its body structure is unique. The body board, made of paulownia (pao-tong) wood that naturally grows in Henan Province, has been artificially hollowed out in the middle, which greatly improves the sound quality of the instrument. In other words, it takes almost an entire tree just to make one single guzheng.
First, a thick piece of paulownia tree wood that is the same size as the body is needed. The back of this wood is engraved with sound grooves. There is no strut in the acoustical resonator in order to guarantee that the sound waves are unimpeded.
Secondly, the board's radian is naturally formatted so that the trace and pores of the wood will not be artificially distorted. When playing the "Zhuque" Zheng, its board vibrates regularly, producing a clear, bright, magnetic sound and a unified timbre.
Thirdly, the thickness of the board is determined based on the different parts of the tree for the high, middle, and low ranges of sound. These three parts can function separately as well as coordinate in harmony, so that the effective lingering sound will not easily drain and the volume will increase with good acoustics. The sound of the "Zhuque" Zheng has a stereoscopic effect.
The sound of this instrument is warm and has a robust bass.
Size of the Sound box: 20636 cm^3
Sound Wave Level: D^3 string - 91db D string - 109db
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
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.