A few months ago, I bought a new guzheng made by a Taiwaness professional. However, two months ago I actually resold it to someone else. Why? Well… I found that I didn’t like the sound of that guzheng. I have been played Dunhunag Guzheng for a number of years. When I first purchased the Taiwanese guzheng, I didn’t know what to expect. But after sometime, I discovered that it didn’t suit my preference. That guzheng seems to lack depth and the sound was sharper. Also, since it was a travel sized guzheng, I wasn’t used to changing strings for it. So, I ended up reselling it to someone.
Recently, I have come across a Dunhuang guzheng. Many guzheng players prefer buying more expensive guzhengs after they have played a basic model for a while. Well…. maybe I am a rare exception. I have just bought a 889E, which is a basic model – more or less similar to my 696D. Not expensive at all. The reason I chose to go with a basic model is that I wanted to put a guzheng in my living room where I can have some fun with my three-year-old daughter Ava. She likes playing with my guzheng, but she is not delicate at all. So, buying a basic one is more logical – at least I won’t feel bad if she is not delicate when playing with it.
I’m still waiting for my new 889E to arrive. But in the meantime, I can share some pictures taken by the seller 🙂