The Zhonghu is like the alto of the Huqin family. The construction of a Zhonghu is similar to that of an erhu, but with a larger neck and resonator. The strings are tuned to a fifth lower than that of an Erhu.
The Zhonghu produces a deep and mellow tone, similar to that of a Viola, but more expressive.
One of Yu Kai Ming's excellent batch of Zhonghus, this one made from high quality aged rosewood will surely serve performers well, The intrinsic qualities of this zhonghu are the warm and mellow timbre (especially in the lower registers).
What it is
An aged Rosewood Zhonghu by Zhejiang maker Yu Kai Ming
At a glance
Warm and mellow timbre with sharper mids
- Solo, ensemble and orchestra
Why you should buy it
- Distinct tone that stands out
Why some might not want it
- Less bass compared to the Shanghai Dunhuang aged rosewood Zhonghu
About the Maker
YKM, or Yu Kai Ming, is a renowned maker that was once commissioned by Xi Jinping to make an erhu for the German Chancellor.
He learned his erhu making under the late Wang Gen Xing - one of the great erhu makers of the 90s.
|Accessories Included||Bow, Rosin, Strings, Adjustors, Dampers, Bridges, Case|
|Special Notes||Smaller resonator|
|Weight||1kg (without case)|
|Dimensions||Top to Bottom - 82.5cm|
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