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Suzuki TES-150 Electric Taishogoto

Suzuki TES-150 Electric Taishogoto

Brand: Suzuki

Regular price £588.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £588.00 GBP
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Electric Taishogoto with onboard drum/backing tracks. Easy to use, inspiring and also stacks up really well with pedals and effects.

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Product Description

Please note photos are of a previous unit sold so detail will vary slightly.

Electric Taishogoto with onboard drum/backing tracks. Easy to use, inspiring and also stacks up really well with pedals and effects.

Tested, working well, ready to ship.

DESCRIPTION
Well made Suzuki Taishogoto for sale in very good condition and excellent working order. An inspiring keyboard style electric ‘guitar’ which stacks up impressively with effects pedals and guitar amps, plus this one has onboard drum patterns and backing tracks.

Complete with case and Japanese psu.

We have some test demos of this to post – get in touch if you want to see/hear them.

Tested, working well and sounding great.

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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.

Condition

Excellent condition, cased with various accessories. Please note photos are of a previous unit sold so detail may vary slightly.

Voltage Information

Takes a standard 9v power supply (not included).

Tax

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