Premium Acrylic Bachi
Handcrafted by the experienced hands of Bachido member Josh Curry, these beautiful acrylic bachi gives flexibility with a clear, snappy tone! Premium acrylic bachi are made from high quality acrylic with it's tang secured in a luscious wooden handle.
Replacement PartsWhether your bachi is made from plastic, wood, or faux-bekko, the tips of your bachi will eventually chip. It happens with all bachi and is an expected occurrence for shamisen players. The chipped edges can be smoothed and rounded, but often the pointed tips of a new bachi is desired, and players end up purchasing a brand new bachi. This premium acrylic bachi is specifically made in a whole new way! If the bachi's tip gets chipped, it can be sent in for the fresh bachi blade replacement. No need to buy a whole new bachi again!
LightweightThe Shamisen master Reigen Fujii is a huge proponent of lightweight bachi. If used correctly, a lightweight bachi gives a great tone while putting much less strain on the wrist. Typical bachi weigh around 150 grams. The Premium Acrylic Bachi weighs in at 60 grams.
Kyle's observationThe size and weight of the bachi is a real delight and the tone is very sharp and clear. With extended intense playing, I find it causes far less fatigue than a regular bachi. The blade is flexible enough to provide a silky smooth striking experience, yet feels solid enough to provide a strong tone. While the tone is naturally different than wood, plastic or faux-bekko, it stands up equally well and I enjoy it's tone as much as the other bachi.
The only area where it can benefit from future material development is with heavy tsugaru-style strikes on the ichi no ito. When sharply striking the thick ichi no ito, the tone is softer and more rounded than a faux-bekko bachi (which yields a harder tone). That said, it is specifically an aesthetic difference and I suspect this difference will be only noticeable for experienced players pursuing this particular aesthetic.
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- Size: 174mm long (base to blade edge), 91mm wide (blade tip to blade tip)
- Handle Size: 27mm x 31mm (location of screw at base) 33mm x 13mm (location of screw at near blade)
- Weight: 60 grams (weighted options coming later)
- Bachi Blade Color Options: Light Blue, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Dark Grey, Clear
- Bachi Handle Wood Options (Domestic): Maple, Cherry, Walnut
- Bachi Handle Wood Options (Exotic): Wenge, Purpleheart, Bocote, Bubinga, Rosewood, Padauk, Zebrawood
Purchase your Premium Acrylic BachiNote: Only domestic USA orders are available at this time. International orders will become available at end of 2017
Premium Acrylic Bachi