Bachido Store Sanshin


#1

Hi all!

So, I’ve been wanting to add onto my minyo repertoire for a while now and have fallen in love with Okinawan (and Amami) folk music too. So I’d like to get a sanshin, but I’m wondering about the one sold here - what exactly are the details about it? :stuck_out_tongue: There’s a bunch out there with the likes of Asoviva and Sanshinshop and all and I’m wondering how this one compares. Does anyone here have experience with the Bachido sold sanshin?
Thanks!


#2

Hey Ian I don’t have much experience with the store sold Sanshin although I am a Sanshin player so I can tell you a bit about it based on what i see in the picture posted.

The artificial skin pattern on this model indicates it’s the beginner Sanshin. From the looks of it it comes with a plastic bridge and from what I can see a plastic bachi among other things.

If I were you I’d opt for the Asoviva/Asobi sanshin. They give you more for the price in addition you can get the ebony bridge along with the buffalo horn bachi which will produce a better sound. Also i believe the skin on this Asoviva is the standard Artificial skin which is a big step up from the beginner level artificial skin.

http://www.asovivasanshin.com/traditional/

Feel free to pm me if you need help with anything :slight_smile:


#3

Thanks so much! I was looking at the traditional Asoviva and now I know it’s the way to go. Thanks again :smiley:


#4

Anytime! I am glad I could help.


#5

Asoviva also sells the bamboo bachi used with Amami style,
which I purchased from them last year


#6

Ok thanks! I’ll keep that in mind :smiley:


#7

I believe Amami sanshin’s use yellow strings as well. I don’t know if it differs from the white strings that are used other than the color, but it may be a good idea to look into that if you want to play Amami style.


#8

Thanks for the heads up, from what I’ve heard and seen they’re either identical save for color or a slightly lighter gauge (since they seem higher pitched) but nothing definitive :stuck_out_tongue: I’ll check it out tho.