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Suzuki TES-150 Electric Taishogoto & Rhythm Machine

Suzuki TES-150 Electric Taishogoto & Rhythm Machine

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Regular price £390.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £468.00 GBP
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Excellent example of this crazy electric taishogoto with onboard rhythms/backing tracks.

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Suzuki Electric Taishogoto with Rhythm Player for sale. Tested, working fine and sounding great. This five string Taishogoto is easy to play and sounds great with pedals. The onboard rhythms are a lot of fun for quick inspiration/jamming, plus it has a built in speaker - why not go out busking with it? :)

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

Takes a 6-9v power supply or batteries (not included).

“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.

MORE TAISHOGOTO INFORMATION:

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.

Condition

Loving the "Chanel" style case on this one. Very good condition - please see photos for details.

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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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