Thank you for your patience and understanding. The Dan Bau is a one-string monochord zither specifically native to Vietnam, and is one of only a few instruments uniquely Vietnamese.The other is the Dan Day. It is constructed of a long narrow sound box, with a tall curved stem made from water buffalo horn inserted at one end.
The single string runs between the sound box and a small wooden gourd (in Vietnamese, it is called "Bau") attached to the stem, or "whammy bar", called a nipper (known as "Voi Dan" in Vietnamese). The stem is bent to change the pitch of the string. The player touches the string lightly with the heel of the hand at harmonic-producing nodal points while plucking with the fingers or plectrum. This produces the dan bau characteristic high clear and distinct sound. Once heard, cannot be mistaken for any other musical instrument.
This Dan Bau is a brand new fold-up model, and is electric-- pick-up assembly pre-installed and is decorated with beautiful pearl shell inlay on the sides depicting various Vietnamese artistic motif's. It comes with a soft black case, that can be carried by handle or shoulder strap.
This Dan Bau measures approximately 108 cm extended, and 54 cm folded in half. This Dan Bau however, is not acoustic, and you will need some amplification. Important items included with your Dan Bau are as follows.
Dan Bau beginning instruction manual on CD, Text- Vietnamese, Music-standard Western format. Plus FREE English companion CD.The English companion will solve this problem. Dan Bau VCD video instruction Disk. Spoken language Vietnamese, useful for non speaking Vietnamese students to see what the instructor does, and how they do it. Soft, well padded carry case (very nice) with handle and shoulder strap.
Also keep in mind pearl shell has nothing to do with the sound quality of your Dan Bau. Thank you for your patience. E (longer than 1 meter,, 1 meter-3 feet) and anything heavy- especially to USA or Australia.The USA UK and Australia tend to be more expensive. The Vietnam Postal Service now provides internet. We will provide you with the. USA, once your parcel has cleared U.
Don't let this pass you by. The item "Vietnamese Professional Quality Fold-Up Electric Dan Bau-New" is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Other String Instruments". The seller is "rarezone8" and is located in Ho Chi Minh City.This item can be shipped worldwide.