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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
All with old patination
Sizes: 25.5cm high – 10 ins high (max) /19cm high – 7½ ins high (min)
See: Finch & Co catalogue no.17, item no.67, for another collection
Bachi differ in size, shape and material according to which type of Shamisen is to be played. Gidayu Shamisen requires the heaviest and thickest bachi often made of wood or buffalo horn, whilst the bachi used for Tsugaru Shamisen is the smallest and always tipped with tortoiseshell.