Ripple Color


#1

Hi all!

I’ve been considering picking up the Akatsuki as it’s absolutely beautiful, and the sound of the ripple is stunning. The black looks really cool and I would be more than happy with that, but I’m curious:
Can one (through bachido) get the Akatsuki with white ripple instead? Or is it only limited to black?
Thank you!


#2

What’s the akatsuki?


#3

It’s a new shamisen sold in the bachido store made by Tokyo Wagakki, the same guys that made the Eclipse.


#4

Hi Ian, I’m pretty sure Kyle mentioned somewhere that Ripple comes in white as well.


#5

Oh, ok! It’s just that on the store page the options are just white Fibersen or just black ripple. Not sure why, then…


#6

Maybe it’s a special order kind of thing. But I’m positive that he told me It came in both colors.


#7

What type of shamisen is it?


#8

Alright then, thanks Josh! I guess I could just request it in the request box thing if I get it.

Sakura, it’s a tsugaru shamisen, and the neck can be either chuzao or futozao, depending on your pick. It’s got a unique tenjin (head) design that’s pretty cool.


#9

Hey folks! I just added the White ripple option. Sorry, I shoulda done that a long time ago. :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

I have the Eclipse in white ripple and love it.


#11

Phil, can you post an image of your Eclipse with the white ripple?


#12

http://imgur.com/h0VSzNi
http://imgur.com/cyGFvj9
http://imgur.com/2IlyZoT

The top is opaque white and extremely tight (loud!) (I added a bachigawa strip but probably didn’t need it). The back is somewhat transparent where it is glued to the dou.


#13

Thanks Phil!


#14

With the synthetic skins, I imagine the could eventually have a wider variety of colors and even custom designs. I’m kind of surprised there hasn’t been painted/dyed natural skins. Too niche a market?