I’m considering how to build the sawari and sourcing parts isn’t easy. Even with Kyle’s extremely super fantastic ultra awesome shamisen building book. I really do like it, it’s just fun to get ridiculous now and then, and it gets me through the frustrating parts like building a sawari.
I tried to find info on the round sawari and wonder if it has similar complex inner parts like the springs or does it rotate when it’s raised or lowered? Seems to me it could be a lot easier to source parts and build. Rectangular parts don’t work so well in my hobby lathe.
Are they flat across the tip, spherical, or round only the direction of the ito?
Is there any performance difference between round or rectangular? Or is it just not as cool looking?