thank you so much for the quick reply! That helps a lot, I’ll go for braided nagauta 13-3 for my most fragile san no ito then!
I checked out the link you sent, super helpful thank you
During my search, I also found a japanese online shop that should ships overseas: Order Form | KAMEYA Shamisen OnlineShop
And this one in Europe: https://www.shami-shop.com/product-category/strings/
For now, I ordered from the shami-shop since it’s in Germany and I’ll get my strings a little quicker, but I’m determined to check out other shops for comparison.
I saw that there’s supposed to be a discord channel for the bachido community but couldn’t find it - is that still going?
The shops from JP I looked at were the following: (had to take out the links due to being a new member)