Opinions on these shamisen?


#1

Has anyone had any experience buying from either of these stores?



http://www.shamimaster.com/tsugarushamisen.html

I thought I had found a shamisen to buy, but it didn’t work out, so I’m starting from scratch again!

Thanks!


#2

Actually, now that I look at it, I am pretty convinced that the 2nd and 3rd ones are exactly the same. The first one is Chinese Quince vs African Pear for the other two. Not sure what kind of difference that makes. And the first one has some unspecified artificial skin vs the Ripple artificial skin on the others. Also not sure about those.