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Ayahaberu 9-string Okinawan wood - "Yamakuwa" Builders Select

Ayahaberu 9-string Okinawan wood - "Yamakuwa" Builders Select

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Small pentatonic lyre, Ayahaberu 9-string Okinawan wood

It is made from precious Okinawan wood.

It's compact but has a great sound.

Recommended for first time harps.

Pentatonic/Steel string/9 string

Range: a'-g'-e'-d'-baged

Size: 320*210mm

Weight: Approx. 700g

Material: Okinawan cedar

Accessories: L-shaped tuner, booklet with guidelines "The Story of the Harp",

Paper case

All of the strings are original, handmade pieces made at Teruru Uta's woodworking studio.

Series: Builder's select

Builder Teruyuki Takara fell in love with this rare wood and has been leaving it for over 10 years to release this lyre as a Builder's Select. Teruru Uta Woodworking Studio is a one-stop manufacturer that builds musical instruments from a single piece of wood. *Build means to construct or erect. The number of Ayahaberu 9-string lyres produced is limited. For those who want to find their own original lyre.

*About the "Yamakuwa" tree

"Yamakuwa" is the name used in the Yanbaru region in the north of Okinawa's main island. Its Japanese name is Yaeyamanekonochichi. It is endemic to Okinawa and is said to have been given this name because its fruit is shaped like a cat's nipple. It is also the food plant of the Futaochou butterfly, a natural monument. The wood is a warm, soft yellow. Depending on where it grows, the sapwood can have darker grain mixed in. It is used for crafts and furniture, but is in very limited supply. Kenponashi, which is also a member of the Rhamnaceae family, also has a history of being used for musical instruments. When it is grafted onto the back of an instrument with a book match, it takes on an appearance that resembles the "Moon's Path" that appears on a full moon night, reflecting the moon.

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