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

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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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Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time.

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Guzheng Music

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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We’ve created more than 2,500 products for string musicians and fans. Some of our best guzheng gifts are shared on this page, along with our top picks from other designers.

Beware of copycats! Our original designs are available here and in our String Kings Music Guzheng collection.

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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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Musical Hearts over Grunge Brush Strokes

Treble clef and bass clef symbols are combined to form musical hearts over grunge brush strokes in these colorful guzheng designs.

Treble Clef Bass Clef Red Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Red Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Red Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Royal Blue Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Royal Blue Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Royal Blue Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-Shirt

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Treble Clef Bass Clef Purple Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Purple Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Purple Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Turquoise Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Turquoise Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Turquoise Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng T-Shirt

Treble Clef Bass Clef Yellow Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng Chinese Zither Baby Jersey T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Yellow Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng Chinese Zither Baby Jersey T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Yellow Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng Chinese Zither Baby Jersey T-ShirtTreble Clef Bass Clef Orange Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng Chinese Zither Baby Jersey BodysuitTreble Clef Bass Clef Orange Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng Chinese Zither Baby Jersey BodysuitTreble Clef Bass Clef Orange Heart over Grunge Brush Strokes Guzheng Chinese Zither Baby Jersey Bodysuit

First Coffee, Then Guzheng

Caffeine loving guzheng players and fans will love to wear these shirts. Whimsical designs feature a large mug of hot coffee.

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First Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Coffee Mug T-ShirtFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Coffee Mug T-ShirtFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Coffee Mug T-ShirtFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Coffee Mug Long Sleeve T-ShirtFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Coffee Mug Long Sleeve T-ShirtFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Coffee Mug Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Cats and Dogs 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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The Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng

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 zither player.

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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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Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng

Red and black double bass clef heart design is perfect for any guzheng player or fan of this unique string instrument.

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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.

If I Can't Bring My Guzheng You Won't See Me Adjustable Trucker HatIf I Can’t Bring My Guzheng You Won’t See Me Adjustable Trucker HatFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Adjustable Trucker HatFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Adjustable Trucker Hat

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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Treble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square MagnetTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square MagnetTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square MagnetTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square MagnetTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square MagnetTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square Magnet

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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.

Rainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Guzheng Budget Tote BagRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Guzheng Budget Tote BagRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Guzheng Grocery Tote BagRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Guzheng Grocery Tote Bag

The Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Budget Tote BagThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Budget Tote BagThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Grocery Tote BagThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Grocery Tote Bag

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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.

First Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Two-Tone Coffee MugFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Two-Tone Coffee MugFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover Two-Tone Coffee MugThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Two-Tone Coffee MugThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Two-Tone Coffee MugThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Two-Tone Coffee Mug

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Curious Cartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes Coffee MugCurious Cartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes Coffee MugCurious Cartoon Cat Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes Coffee MugRunning Cartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes Coffee MugRunning Cartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes Coffee MugRunning Cartoon Dog Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes Coffee Mug

Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee Mug

Bass Clef Heart Vintage Sheet Music I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart Vintage Sheet Music I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart Vintage Sheet Music I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart Purple Nebula I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart Purple Nebula I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart Purple Nebula I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee Mug

Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Two-Tone Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Two-Tone Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Two-Tone Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee MugBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Coffee Mug

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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.

The Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Adult Chef ApronThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Adult Chef ApronThe Coolest People on Earth Play Guzheng Adult Chef ApronBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Adult Chef ApronBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Adult Chef ApronBass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Guzheng Adult Chef Apron

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.

Double Bass Clef Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonDouble Bass Clef Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonFirst Coffee Then Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square Button

Curious Cat Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes 2-inch Square ButtonCurious Cat Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes 2-inch Square ButtonCurious Cat Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes 2-inch Square ButtonRunning Dog Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes 2-inch Square ButtonRunning Dog Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes 2-inch Square ButtonRunning Dog Easily Distracted by Guzheng Players Music Notes 2-inch Square Button

Rainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Love the Sound of the Guzheng 2-inch Square ButtonRainbow Digital Sound Equalizer Love the Sound of the Guzheng 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Sheet Music 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Sheet Music 2-inch Square Button

Treble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square ButtonTreble Clef Bass Clef Musical Heart Guzheng Music Lover 2-inch Square Button

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Guzheng Playing Cards

One of the most popular guzheng gifts is a set of playing cards. Each comes packaged in a cardboard box for easy gifting. Poker size cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, with 52 playing cards and 2 jokers per deck. Click on any design to see the available options. Standard cards are printed on smooth card stock, and premium quality Bicycle playing cards are printed on durable semi-gloss card stock.

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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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If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.

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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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Fun Fact
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.

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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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