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Ayahaberu 9-string Okinawan wood "Haze" Builders Select

Ayahaberu 9-string Okinawan wood "Haze" 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 hazel wood

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 build or construct. The number of Ayahaberu 9-string lyres produced is limited. For those who want to find their own original lyre.

*About the "Haze" tree

The yellow of the haze tree is a brilliant, vibrant golden color. When it is carved, a powder similar to turmeric comes out. The wood is elastic and durable, and has been used for the core of Japanese bows since ancient times. There is a Man'yoshu poem by Otomo no Yakamochi that reads, "Since the time of our ancestors, the gods, I have held the hajiyumi in my hand...", which shows that it has been used for bows since that time. There is also a theory that stringed instruments began with playing the bow. It is a plant of the Anacardiaceae family, and is one of the few trees in Okinawa that changes color in autumn. In one prefecture in Shikoku, Japan wax is extracted from the fruit of the haze tree. It is said that this wax is the main ingredient in making Japanese candles, and the hair oil used by sumo wrestlers. It is also exported to France as an ingredient in high-end cosmetics, making it a highly useful and valuable plant.

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