Scarlet Bird Mahogany Guzheng Model #520SB520
Scarlet Bird (Zhuque)
air-dried carved out paulownia body with Mahogany frame
mahogany bridges, finger picks & tape, tuning wrench, 2-piece matching stands, chromatic tuner, spare 1-7 strings, soft carrying case, and English/Chinese manual
Deep and Robust
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 of paulownia wood that's naturally air-dried for at least 5 years. The frame and bridges are made of mahogany. It is one of our professional models that offers a deep and full sound.
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.
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, protective soft case, guzheng chromatic tuner, finger picks, and 1-7 spare strings.