Goat Skin (Specially Prepared)

Goat skin is a very common material favored by thousands of players of djembe, doumbek and other drums (as well as banjos). However, a goat skin specially prepared for shamisen is something you won’t find it at your local drum circle.

What does that mean? Master craftsman who prepare goat skin for shamisen are using the exact same treatment process used for the traditional shamisen skins. The result:

Strength of skin is so high, even a shamisen harikae machine (used for stretching skin tightly on a shamisen) can’t break it.

Thickness is masterfully leveled to the same taper as traditional skin, which is thicker on one side and thinner on the other.

Tone is very warm and responsive, and the sawari rings clear as a bell. Not to mention, it’s loud!