17-String Concert Dan Tranh with Inlay

17-String Concert Dan Tranh with Inlay
Item# DT02
$699.00

Product Description


17-String Concert Vietnamese Dan Tranh Zither Musical Instrument

* Soft Carrying Case
* Hand-Made by Highly Respected Maker Thanh
* Free Finger picks
* spare set of original dan tranh strings




This beautiful dan tranh is made from well-respected Vietnamese instrument maker Thanh of Saigon. It is custom-made for Sound of Asia using finest materials. The soundboard and backboard are both made of paulownia Ngo Dong. The frame is made of the beautiful Vietnamese Kingwood Cam Lai. We do not use any cheap wood, plywood or laminated wood with lacquer. Please look at the nice grain of the Cam Lai. It is a concert quality instrument with rich and resonant voice. The string rings clean, resonant and long-lasting. The instrument is elegantly inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The instrument itself is a piece of beautiful Vietnamese art.

The dan tranh comes with a carrying case, finger picks, spare set of original strings.

The scale of the 17-string dan tranh ranges over 3 octaves. First string is normally tuned in C3-D3, and the last string is tuned between D6-E6. It's in the scale of sol la do re mi sol la do re mi sol la do re mi sol la.



Please view an interview of Maker Thanh on Saigon TV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELCQSaPyZlw