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Sheng Mouth Blown Chinese Instrument in Bamboo

Product Details: Sheng Mouth Blown Chinese Instrument


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This Dunhuang brand Sheng is made of bamboo and has a metal bowl & mouthpiece. This mouth-blown instrument has a rich color and a delightful, lyrical sound. Because bamboo grows in most tropical and temperate climates of the world, the Chinese have used bamboo in the primary creation of their wind instruments for centuries. Bamboo creates a particular quality of sound that is softer than other types of wood-wind instruments made with different materials. Due to its renewable qualities, Bamboo is also one of the most efficient, abundant resources available.

This Sheng comes with a special semi-hardshell case. The outside is canvas and it has an easy to carry handle

Mouthpiece is a total of 9", Sheng's height is 21" tall, and 5" across.
It weighs 3 lbs. outside of the case.


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Whether you are a novice to Chinese traditional instruments, an experience player, or even a collector of specialized musical instruments, you should find the history as well as the instrument itself unique. Learn more about the Sheng, and how this beautiful instrument is commonly played.


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  • Semi-hardshell case for Sheng
  • Strap for case


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Sheng (pronounced Shung) is a free reed wind instrument that consists of vertical pipes, gourd-shaped base and long curved mouthpiece. This instrument is played by alternately blowing and inhaling air through a metal tube connected to the base. It is one of the only mouth-blown traditional chinese musical instruments that allows the player to produce a continuous sound without pause.

Its origins date back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). The pipes of varying lengths are supposed to symbolize the the folded wings of a phoenix bird. It is used both as a melody/accompaniment instrument and for solos.

The sheng produces a strikingly clear, metallic sound. This bright and harmonious tone quality is often used for patriotic or upbeat songs.


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Dunhuang is the leading brand of traditional Chinese musical instruments. It is manufactured by Shanghai No. 1 National Musical Instruments, a factory which is over 150,000 square feet in size. This factory holds an ISO 9001 certification, which is obtained by following a defined set of management and quality standards defined by the International Organization for Standardization.

Dunhuang’s skilled craftsman design and manufacturer traditional Chinese musical instruments while incorporating rich symbolism that indentifies Chinese cultural heritage. It even employs well-known folk musicians as consultants to review and improve design and sound quality.

The Dunhuang brand is known throughout the east and world wide specialty markets as a quality made product line that selects rich woods and traditional materials to honor the sounds and tones of its instruments long linage. It has repeatedly won the National Silver Medal and Ministry of Light Industry Award for quality products. The newly designed Electric/Acoustic Erhu was used in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Dunhuang’s goal is to write a new chapter in the history of Chinese folk instruments with constant improvement on quality and artistic design.


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We've focused our specialization on traditional Chinese musical instruments. We are an authorized Dunhuang USA dealer and the largest stocking online shop in America. An authentic Dunhuang offers the highest quality available in this specialty market. Each of our instruments are brand new and still in their original packaging. As the rich woods used can be sensitive to extreme temperatures they are stored in our temperature controlled warehouse to prevent any damage or warping.

MusicofTheOrient.com’s partnership with Dunhuang USA allows us to provide our customers with the best products and selection available. Finally, our goal is to support these items with knowledgeable sales representatives and efficient service. When you buy a Dunhuang branded instrument from MusicofTheOrient.com you know you’re getting the very best.

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