What’s a Sanlele?
A Sanlele is a cross between the Okinawan sanshin and the Hawaiian ukulele. It has the body of a ukulele and the neck of a sanshin, and its three strings follow the sanshin tuning with frets spaced in the Ryukyu scale.
About the Ryukyu Pine K1 RP-301K1: The K1 RP-301K1’s neck has been improved to make it easier to play in both open C tuning as well as basic sanshin tuning. The latest model features a bigger sound as well as a brighter, crisper tone than its predecessor.
Ryukyu Pine K1 RP-301K1 Full length - 625mm Body width - 167mm Full scale - 434mm Nut width - 34mm Number of frets - 13 (Ryukyu) Fingerboard Material - Rosewood Neck Material - Mahogany Body wood – top - spruce veneer, side/back - mahogany Nut and Saddle - Cow bone Bridge - Rosewood Karakui (tuning pegs) - Ebony Weight - Approx. 450g Strings – Nylon Made in Okinawan
Please note that the material used may result in the instrument having a slightly different grain or color compared to how the instrument appears online.