Sheng

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The Sheng also known as the Chinese harmonica, is one of the earliest known free reed instruments.

The Sheng has 17 bamboo pipes set into a wind chest into which a player blows or draws thru a unique shaped mouthpiece. Each of the pipes has a free reed made of metal that vibrates to produce a sound when a finger hole on the pipe is covered. The pipes are of 5 different lengths and are arranged in two triangular shapes the acoustical length of each pipe is determined by a slot in the back of the pipe

Comes in a black carrying gig bag.

The Sheng is credited as the inspiration for the invention of other reed instruments like the accordion and harmonica.

The name Sheng means sublime voice, and the instrument is still played in China and Thailand.

Additional information

Weight 2600 g