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  • Okay, So this here is Harry.

  • She's a shamisen player, a professional shamisen player, and actually, along with economy here, they're among the best in the world.

  • Also, if you don't know what a shamisen is, check out the video I've linked.

  • So here he just bought a brand new show me senate.

  • It's beautiful.

  • And it took her years of professional performances to save up for how much was it?

  • E think most people would admit that that's a lot for a single instrument kind of me.

  • How much was yours?

  • E.

  • Maybe we'll have them compare those later.

  • But today we want to compare the sound of the more expensive shamisen that we have here to the cheaper shamisen or shamisen esque options that we have here.

  • The one on the far left here is actually made out of cardboard is the cheapest option front are $100 with ones in the middle here being around 200 this one right here being around three and then we get into more real chummy san options with this one being about 1000 and this one being over 2000.

  • Oh, probably wasn't that hard to tell that we played one of the expensive ones and one of the more affordable ones.

  • But the question is, Which one?

  • Gary.

  • What?

  • Which one did you play first through Kind of sand.

  • Okay, which one did you play?

  • 2nd 2nd?

  • Yeah.

  • Eso again.

  • Economies chummy.

  • Send it somewhere around $10,000.

  • A lot of that cost going into the neck of the shamisen, which is made out of wood called Cokie.

  • Or some people would say, read Sander, would.

  • It's a really dense wood and helps the sound of the shamisen resonate quite a bit.

  • You'll also notice that the body itself is quite thick, and I contrast.

  • The body of this shovel is actually much smaller and thinner, like If you put them side by side, you can really see the difference.

  • But I personally want to see the difference between this $300.1 and this $100 car Board one.

  • So I'm gonna cut the black again and let's see if you can tell the difference between which one was which E.

  • O.

  • I'm also kind of curious to see if they could be played in unison and how that sounds So How was it?

  • Especially this one.

  • The bigger one has a really nice sound.

  • We've actually sourced thes recently for students because the girls have started teaching shamisen online.

  • I'll share ah little bit more about that later.

  • If you're interested, let's do the same thing with the big ones with Oh, if I were to recommend either one to start, I definitely say this one because of the size and overall quality of it.

  • This one is much smaller Toe hold and definitely won't last is long.

  • Next, let's take a listen to the two most expensive shamisen and see if you can hear difference between $10,000.15 to $20,000 worth in sound.

  • That was probably a little harder to tell the difference between because with shamisen as with cameras or many other things, it follows the law of diminishing returns, while the cheapest one in the mid range, you're going to see a pretty big difference.

  • The high end and they're really high end.

  • While the price difference will be huge that the difference in sound quality to the untrained ear won't really be that big.

  • The biggest difference in the high end shamisen is really in the quality of the materials that are used to make them or the craftsman and his level of skill as well as a bunch of other really complicated factors.

  • Typically, the shamisen built out of harder wood do sound better, but also built toe last longer.

  • Shamisen, built out of softer wood, will wear out noticeably faster, like this is my first time in San.

  • It cost me about 2, 2.5 grand, and I used it for about five years before it started to look like this in comparison to the shamisen that I've been using for the last two or so years, which still looks almost brand new.

  • Outside of the cost, though, the cheaper shamisen do have some pretty big advantages, like the synthetic skin riel, shamisen skin can rip like the one here on my original shining sand.

  • And to replace it would cost me as much as buying one of these or multiple of these even.

  • And that's with me living in Japan.

  • Obviously, if you live overseas with shipping charges, that would be even higher again.

  • I'm sure this creates more questions than it answers, so I'm gonna Lincoln entire playlist in the description of shamisen content right now, just out of my own curiosity, I'm wondering how he Cuddy's shamisen will stand up beside the shovel over there.

  • $01 down is not bad.

  • Balance Sounds really good.

  • Okay, cool.

  • A huge thank you to economy and hickory who have not only been the heroes of today but have also spent the last year putting together this amazing set of online shamisen lessons which I'm going to give you a peek at right now.

  • Of course, it's all gonna be linked down below.

  • Those who joined early get it at a lower price.

  • Once the tears fill up, it goes up and it will never go back again.

  • But thank you guys.

  • So what did you think?

  • Were you able to tell the difference between any of the shamisen?

  • Let us know down in the comments.

  • Thank you so much for joining.

  • And you know, I will see you again s very well played.

  • All right?

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

Okay, So this here is Harry.

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