Finally decided to purchase a used Chuzao shamisen which will get here soon.
For now, I think I will attempt reskinning it with Hibiki, as I do not want to worry as much about the temperature and climate changes when traveling.
For chuzao size shamisen and hibiki, is nori needed for this process? I’m comfortable making the rice glue, or using hide glue, but I recently found nori paste on amazon, and I was wondering if this is the correct glue for tsugaru bodies etc. https://www.amazon.com/Yasutomo-NP56J-Nori-Paste-10-Ounce/dp/B0027ACSF6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=nori+glue&qid=1575755605&sr=8-1
On the off-chance that I need to replace any of the zagane, does bachido happen to sell them for chuzao bodies? I’m not honestly sure if I even want to use the zagane with the instrument, but I figured I would ask just in case.
For new strings, I noticed that Bachido seems to only carry Tsugaru and Nagauta sets. Will these work with a chuzao body or will I need to source my strings from somewhere else?