Koto

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K3

Student-grade shitan (mulberry) koto. Sound quality varies. Koto comes strung, ready to play.

K5

Good-quality kiri (paulownia) koto, wood has some nice grain pattern. Good sound. Higher-quality fittings, rosewood trim, white edging on fixed bridges and kashiwaba for added attractiveness. Koto comes strung, ready to play.

K7

Concert koto, excellent sound. Fine quality kiri (paulownia), highest-quality fittings. Hand-finished instrument; upper board is bevel-set seamlessly onto bottom board, with ayasugi (herringbone) pattern carved on underside. Koto comes strung, ready to play. board.

Bass Koto

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K17 (Jūshichi-gen)

Used for accompaniment or as solo instrument. The 17-string bass koto is longer and wider than standard koto, has thicker strings and larger ji (bridges), and has metal tuning pegs on upper side of head for convenient string adjustment. Koto comes strung, ready to play.

Nijūgen


K21 DLX (Nijūgen, kurikō)

Twenty-one string koto. Concert instrument. Finest quality kiri (paulownia), high-quality fittings, hand-finished. Koto comes strung, ready to play.