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Guzheng Gifts: Shirts, Mugs, Totes, Music, Accessories

Guzheng Gifts

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We’re here to make your shopping experience easier, whether you’re looking for relaxing Chinese music or guzheng accessories. Choose from classical or contemporary music, T-shirts, coffee mugs, greeting cards, trucker hats, cotton canvas tote bags, refrigerator magnets, posters, colorful buttons, cooking aprons, and more unique guzheng gifts.

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Woman Playing Zither at Lotus Pool

Chinese Ink and Wash Painting by Master Song

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Music is always a popular gift, and it’s even more special when there’s an opportunity to share a rich Chinese tradition that dates back more than 2,500 years. Introduce someone to the beautiful sounds of the guzheng, or Gu Zheng. This unique string instrument is also known as the Chinese zither.

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Guzheng Shirts

Shirts are always a welcome gift, and these selections are sure to be a conversation starter for those not yet familiar with the Chinese zither. Choose from dozens of style, size, and color combinations for a personalized gift.

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I Love Guzheng Double Bass Clef Heart

Share your love for the guzheng. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both Chinese harpists and enthusiasts.

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Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of guzheng players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

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If I Can’t Bring My Guzheng, You Won’t See Me

Invite me, invite my guzheng. That’s the way it is for any musician who loves to play this unique string instrument.

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The Coolest People on Earth are Guzheng Players

Who are the coolest people on earth? Guzheng players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or Chinese harpist.

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Guzheng Hats

Guzheng trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

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Guzheng Magnets

Here’s one of our favorite inexpensive gift ideas for guzheng players and enthusiasts. Refrigerator magnets are always practical. Standard size square magnets measure 2 by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper. Scratch and UV-resistant Mylar keeps magnets looking fresh and new for years to come.

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Guzheng Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea for musicians. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any guzheng player or enthusiast.

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Guzheng Mugs

Mugs are one of our favorite affordable guzheng gifts. Everyone can use a few mugs. Click on any mug to see how the design looks from different angles. Choose from many sizes, styles, and colors to create a personal gift for your favorite Chinese harpist.

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Guzheng Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical guzheng gifts. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Guzheng Greeting Cards

If you’re looking for personal, yet inexpensive guzheng gifts for a player or enthusiast, greeting cards are a thoughtful solution. They always come in handy for keeping in touch with friends and family. These cards measure 5 by 7 inches and are printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish. A white envelope is included with each card.

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Guzheng Buttons

Here’s another fun and inexpensive way to show appreciation for your favorite musical instrument. Standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Designs are printed on 100% recycled paper, then covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar for many years of enjoyment. Choose the styles shown here, or select a new background color for a customized music gift.

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What is a Guzheng?

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The Butterfly Lovers

Performed by Bei Bei

Similar to Shakespeare’s oft-told tale, “Romeo and Juliet,” the story of “The Butterfly Lovers” is about love, passion, devotion, desperation, and transformation. This lovely performance by guzheng artist and composer Bei Bei was recorded in Los Angeles, California on a beautiful spring day.

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Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

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Zither Facts

The zither is an instrument similar to a psaltery, with many strings stretched across a thin, flat body. The number of strings can vary from twelve to more than fifty. Zithers can be played in many different ways. The strings can be plucked with the fingers, or alternatively with a plectrum or pick. They can also be strummed with a bow, or sounded by beating them with specially designed hammers.

Like a guitar or lute, a zither’s body serves as a resonating chamber, or sound box. Unlike guitars and lutes a zither does not have a separate neck assembly.

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A person who performs on this string instrument is called a zitherist.

Notable zitherists include Basia Bulat, Kerry Christensen, Karineh Hovhanessian, Anton Karas, Rudi Knabl, Linda McCartney, Adolf Schneer, John Sebastian, and Manfred Schuler.

The Third Man

Composed and Performed by Anton Karas

Zither FactsThe Third Man Theme by Anton Karas

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The Third Man (1949)

Celebrated director Carol Reed moved unknown Viennese musical performer Anton Karas to his home in London. Working from Reed’s oak dining table, the pair collaborated on the score for three months. Karas worked up to 14 hours each day, composing and recording the film’s zither-only score.

“The Third Man Theme” topped the music charts in 1950. Moreover, the film’s trailer stated that Karas would have the audience “in a dither with his zither.” Anton Karas and his unique instrument gained international fame as a result of this exposure.

Time Magazine “Dither Zither” (1949)
The picture demanded music appropriate to post-World War II Vienna, but director [Carol] Reed had made up his mind to avoid schmaltzy, heavily orchestrated waltzes. In Vienna one night Reed listened to a wine-garden zitherist named Anton Karas, and was fascinated by the jangling melancholy of his music.

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Music Maker Lap Harp

Product details:

  • Handmade with quality hardwoods in Belarus
  • 7-inch top width, 14-inch bottom width, 1-inch thick
  • Measures 8 inches top to bottom
  • Tuned to a 2-octave G major scale
  • Video Lesson: Tuning a Zither / Lap Harp to G Major
  • Includes tuner, pick, extra metal string, 12 song sheets
  • Slip song sheet under strings for an easy playing guide
  • “Oppenheim Toy Portfolio” Platinum Winner

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Guzheng Facts: Shop for Instruments, Accessories, Gifts

Guzheng Facts

Guzheng Facts

The guzheng or Gu Zheng is a Chinese string instrument. Sometimes the name is shortened to zheng. No matter what you call it, the large, slender instrument functions as a plucked zither with 18 or more strings and movable bridges.

According to musicologists, the guzheng was inspired by early bamboo tube zithers. Today’s guzheng is quite different from the instruments made centuries ago. Modern players use picks–called DaiMao–which are often made from hawksbill turtle shells. Ancient picks were carved from ivory or tortoise shells.

Western musical styles have inspired a more modern playing technique where the left hand is used to provide harmony and bass notes. This allows for greater flexibility in the instrument’s musical range, but tends to limit subtle ornamentations provided by the left hand in more traditional music. Students at the Beijing Conservatory are required to learn a repertoire of both traditional and modern pieces.

Here are a few more interesting guzheng facts. Centuries ago the strings were made from silk. Today they’re nearly always metal-nylon, which increases the instrument’s capabilities, volume, and timbre. The strings are capable of creating graceful sounds that mimic a cascading waterfall, or stronger sounds like thunder and trotting horses.

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Indeed, well known pieces for the guzheng suggest a connection to nature. For example, Yu Zhou Chang Wan (Songs of Fishing Boats at Dusk), Gao Shan Liu Shui (High Mountains Flowing Water), and Han Gong Qiu Yue (Autumn Moon Over the Han Palace).

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A person who performs on this string instrument is called a guzhengist or Chinese harpist.

Notable guzhengists include Bei Bei He, Shirley Wang, Melody Yan, and Wang Zhongshan.

Chinese Girl Playing Guzheng

Hand Painted Oil Painting on Canvas

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Performed by Wang Zhongshan

The musical piece is called “Fishermen’s Song at Eventide.”

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Dunhuang Burmese Rosewood Guzheng with Master Xu Signature

Product details:

  • Single-piece professional grade paulownia soundboard and backboard
  • Burmese rosewood (Dalbergia Oliveri) frame
  • Professional rosewood bridges
  • Accessories include guzheng picks and tape, tuning wrench, soundboard cleaning brush
  • 2-Piece matching stands
  • Musedo professional guzheng chromatic tuner
  • English and Chinese manual included
  • Soft carry case

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