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Capt Amazo
09-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Fun little progenitor to the Japanese Shamisen. Check it out!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6-zgSVoTlY&list=UUeHChBeq2h0qujgKzdNUDNg

VegasGeorge
09-29-2014, 03:12 AM
That was pretty cute! I see three tuning pegs, but only two strings. What's up with that? Somehow your voice, with its unsteady intonation and all, goes very well with that instrument. I found it charming and well worth the listen. Thanks!

Capt Amazo
09-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Thanks so much man! There are three strings on it, but one is made out of clear fishing wire. The reason is that when I bought the set it came with three spare string sets, but the high C string kept breaking while tuning. I didn't have the money to ship new ones from Japan, so I bought some fishing wire, and it actually works quite well.

Thanks for listening as well!

PhilUSAFRet
10-06-2014, 07:10 PM
I enjoyed it very much. I had one of those Cordobas you have and loved the low g on it. I used mellow ones with wound 3 and 4. Keep on singing and strumming.

PS: I just visited your YouTube channel and subscribed....officially your newest fan.

Capt Amazo
10-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Thanks so much for the listen and subscribe, Phil!
I also sometimes string my Cordoba low G style. It's low tone is incredible.

Hollisterpatric
12-04-2014, 03:02 AM
I attempted to play "Rainbow Connection" on Sanshin http://nicogame.info/watch/sm23412145
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