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Suzuki Kohaku CHK-2 Electric Taishogoto

Suzuki Kohaku CHK-2 Electric Taishogoto

Brand: Suzuki

Regular price £245.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £294.00 GBP
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Product Description

Beautiful Suzuki Kohaku electric Taishogoto for sale in very good condition and excellent working order. This one is in stunning condition and complete with all accessories.

Tested, working fine and sounding great. Complete with hard case. The Suzuki Kohaku Taishogotos are lovely instruments - well made, good to play and sound great with pedals!

The Taishogoto or Nagoya Harp is a Japanese stringed instrument dating back to the early 20th century. To enable 'quiet' practice with headphones,  an electric pick up was added which of course means you can now plug this into your pedal/effects chains, guitar amps, echoes etc. Played by strumming or plucking the strings with a plectrum while  'fretting' the notes using the keys, this could be viewed as an electric guitar for keyboard players. It's very similar to India's Bulbul Tarang, though happily not in build quality: I bought a Bulbul Tarang direct from India some years ago and it arrived with multiple issues caused by a combination of poor manufacturing and shoddy packaging. This is a delight to play and quick to get pleasing results.

I've been enjoying investigating these for a while now and have created some astonishingly huge electric guitar style walls of sound. I'm particularly fond of using it with a treble boost, germanium fuzz and tape echo. Traditionally the strings are all tuned to G, but it's worth experimenting with alternative open tunings (try slide, folk or lap steel tunings) as this can really open up the possibilities. If you have a few guitar pedals to hand you can very quickly create a massive sound from this humble little instrument. I've recently read that Harmonia apparently used one, which goes some way to explaining why I'm so smitten with them.

The pickup output is on a standard 1/4" socket.

“B CHANNEL” ITEM: Interesting and fun pieces we’ve picked up, plus some ex-demo and B-stock items. We keep prices as low as possible on things like this by doing only minimal servicing, plus of course the usual safety checks where appropriate. There is no warranty on these items, however of course it will arrive as described and your usual rights are unaffected. If you require the "full" Soundgas service on this item it may be possible - get in touch.

Condition

In stunning near-new  condition. Cased. Working very well. Only very minor scratches and marks. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

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For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.

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