Erhus

Our collection of erhus (二胡), 2-stringed spike fiddles from China. Traditionally made with python skin and native hardwoods, erhus are used in all types of music, from Classical Chinese operas to modern pop.

Modern erhus are strung with 2 plain... Show More >

Our collection of erhus (二胡), 2-stringed spike fiddles from China. Traditionally made with python skin and native hardwoods, erhus are used in all types of music, from Classical Chinese operas to modern pop.

Modern erhus are strung with 2 plain steel strings tuned to D and A, and the bow is placed in between the strings when played. Though held differently when playing, erhu bows are very similar to Western violin bows, made from horsehair and coated with rosin.

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