First time to build my shamisen

Hello everyone I’m new here , I’ve just got my first shamisen yesterday, can you tell me am I right to build like this ?

Ah, congrats!
Looks fine to me, although from the photos it seems to me that your strings touch the skin at the bottom? If so, I would pull up the neo more upward, like so:

or you can check out Kyle´s video “How to String a Tsugaru Shamisen”, there you can see where the neo is positioned.

Otherwise, enjoy your instrument! The neck has a lovely pattern :slight_smile:


Congratulations on your shamisen!

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