The Shamibuddy

August 2022 Update: As of this point, the last batch of ShamiBuddy has been sold out. Because the instrument takes a lot of time to build, I need to take a break for at least a year or two in order to refocus on making new learning materials and continue other projects (writing a updated version of my book Shamisen of Japan, for example). To those looking for an affordable shamisen to begin their shamisen journey, check out the Beginner’s Shamisen in the upcoming months. Soon we’ll be able to offer complete sets for the same price as the ShamiBuddy. :-) – Kyle