Special Handmade Chinese Snakeskin Banjo (San Xian)

Custom - available only from Amcan Imports

Amcan Imports is proud to offer this brand new, hand-crafted, professional quality Chinese San Xian, a traditional three-string banjo, precursor to the Japanese samisen. This professional quality instrument is fully inspected and tested. It is a wonderful instrument and very fun to play.

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This rare, beautiful professional grade musical instrument was handcrafted by the best northern Chinese musical instrument crafstmen, exclusively for Xinghai music company in Beijing.


  • Handmade, old-world Chinese craftsmanship
  • Chinese redwood neck, body, and head
  • Polished bone fittings
  • Real snakeskin (Giant Boa!) drumheads front and back
  • Complete with sturdy, handsome velour-lined carrying case (outer dimensions 48x11x5 inches)
  • Easy and fun to play!
  • Distinctive tone quality

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Instrument is 47 inches long, the drum is 9 inches wide by 4 inches deep. Please note this is a professional musician's quality instrument, not an antique or knick-knack, not just for decoration.