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Suzuki TES-150 Electric Taishogoto & Rhythm Machine

Suzuki TES-150 Electric Taishogoto & Rhythm Machine

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Regular price £375.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £450.00 GBP
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Good example of this crazy electric taishogoto with onboard rhythms/backing tracks. No case with this one.

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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: To keep prices low, minimal cleaning/testing/servicing as described (plus safety checks where appropriate). A mix of classic gear at lower prices, interesting/fun pieces, plus ex-demo/B-stock items. No warranty included, however we guarantee it will arrive as described; your usual rights are unaffected. If you require the “full” Soundgas service on this item it may be possible at additional cost – please enquire.

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

No case with this one. Good condition with just a few chips to edges and one to the top panel. Please see photos for details.

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Tax

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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