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Japanese Koto (pre-owned)

Japanese Koto (pre-owned)


Regular price $1,250.00
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This pre-owned koto sounds beautiful and is a joy to play!  

The koto ( or ) is a Japanese plucked half-tube zither instrument, and the national instrument of Japan. It is derived from the Chinese guzheng and similar to the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese dan tranh.  

This instrument has a long wooden body and a convex sound board.  There are wooden moveable bridges used for tuning the silk strings (two-octave + 1 note range: from G1 to A3).  It is tuned to the most common scale called Hira Joshi, which basically a Pythagorean mode: D1 G1 A Bb D Eb G2 A Bb D Eb G3 A. Strings 1 & 5 are in unison.

Specifications (approximate):

Length: 74 inches

Width: 10 inches

Height: 9 inches

13 silk strings


It does not come with fingerpicks or a case.


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