Shabo (?) Shamisen - youtube reference


#1

In your youtube video: Shamisen Live! - Techniques & Drills!
You reference a possible new purchase option of a Shabo Shamisen. Is this still an item that you will carry soon? My young child is very interested in learning.
Thank you


#2

Hello L Petersen!

Oh yes, I should be able to release the Shabo Shamisen within a week or two. I finally have all the required materials to make the official pictures and videos. I just got a cold, but will hopefully recover from that soon to make the videos. :slight_smile:

It’s great for both children and adults, so I’m sure your child will love it!

Stay tuned~!
Kyle


#3

Speaking of which Kyle, do you still have any of your personal shamisen you’d be willing to let go?


#4

Actually, I do have an Eclipse I was thinking about passing on. With the new Akatsuki in hand and building a new shamisen, I’m running out of space. :stuck_out_tongue: Would you be interested? I can send you a PM if so. :slight_smile:


#5

Sure that’ll be cool :slight_smile:


#6

I think, however, that this instrument can be fun for children! But, since I don’t live in Japan, and shamisen is traditional Japanese instrument, what’s the approach? I’m curious


#7

Sakura,

The shabo has a rather lot in common with a kankara sanshin and gottan. I got the chance to play one the other day when Mahagi Lacure and Hamatani Takuya (the creator) came by my house!

It’s very light weight, about the size of a sanshin, and comes with colored strings and markings on the neck. So it’s very easy to teach and learn on.

You can even use a bachi on it without fear, although it’s easy to play with your fingers too.

I think the idea is to give an easy way for people to try shamisen and start learning - and it’s just so much fun to play with.


#8

Wow! It’s beautiful! But what’s a gottan? In what context is it played?


#9

Wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottan


#10

Ah, thank you Patrick?


#11

Just saw the video of the two new shabo on the store - WOW! I had no idea it sounded that good, especially the deluxe. Though I do really like the soft, mellow, gottan-y sound of the regular. It sounds so laid back :smiley:


#12

Thanks, Ian! Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised with both! Very friendly and conducive for noodling. :slight_smile:


#13

I have been checking every day! Very excited to buy one.


#14

Order placed for a deluxe shabo. I will update when I receive. It looks perfect for my 9 year old. He has been saving up for awhile. Thanks for having these!


#15

Even before being one decade old, your son already has the good sense to use his money for musical instruments! :slight_smile:


#16

I want to touch a jiuta!