53" Travel-size Scarlet Bird Zhuque #613 GuzhengSB613
Scarlet Bird (Zhuque)
6 year air-dried carved out paulownia body with rosewood frame
blackwood bridges, finger picks & tape, tuning wrench, 2-piece matching stands, chromatic tuner, spare 1-7 strings, soft carrying case, and English/Chinese manual
Sweet, Full and Robust
53" Travel-size Concert
The Scarlet Bird brand from the Xi'an Conservatory of Music is a highly respected brand that follows traditional guzheng-making methods.
This beautiful instrument is made with paulownia wood that has been naturally air-dried for a minimum of six years and framed with rosewood for added sweetness. It is the concert-grade travel-size guzheng from the Scarlet Bird factory, with a length of only 53 inches, offering unrivaled bass compared to other travel-size models.
The body structure of this guzheng is unique. The paulownia (pao-tong) body board, which is artificially hollowed out in the middle, is made from wood naturally grown in the Henan Province and greatly improves the sound quality of the instrument. In fact, it takes almost an entire tree to make just one guzheng.
First, a thick Tong tree with the same size as the body is used, and the back is engraved with sound grooves. There is no strut in the acoustical resonator to ensure unobstructed sound waves. Secondly, the radian of the board is formatted naturally so that the grain and pores of the wood are not distorted. When playing the "Zhuque" zheng, the board vibrates regularly, producing a clear, bright, magnetic sound with a unified tone. Thirdly, the board's thickness is determined by the different parts of the tree-high, middle, and low ranges of the sound. These three parts function separately as well as harmoniously, ensuring the effective lingering sound does not drain easily and the volume increases with good acoustics. The sound of the "Zhuque" Zheng has a three-dimensional effect.
The sound of this instrument is warm and rich, with robust bass, and is considered by many to be a "grand guzheng".
Size of the Sound box: 20636 cm^3
Sound Wave Level: D^3 string - 86db D string - 106db
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.