starting another pre-order. The deadline is Sept. 30th , 2011. We have
added further instruments to our range (konghou, yangqin, ruan etc.)
and increased our range of guqin, guzheng, erhu and wind instruments
for this pre-order program.
You can still
buy at wholesale prices. Please visit our music store at http://www.beijingers.com.
If you are seriously looking for a good quality, affordable instrument
and not one sold to tourists for decoration, you have come to the right
place. Chinese Culture Net is a specialist in Chinese musical instruments
and related products.
Our products have become
the instruments of choice for concert performances for many professional
players, students, educators and music suppliers.
Please note: because we
have already placed our import orders with the makers, there is a limited
quantity of each type of instrument available for pre-order. Please
order as soon as possible. If the item you require is out of stock,
we will inform you and refund your money within 24 hours.
available for all models of guqin, guzheng, erhu, pipa, dizi, xiao,
bawu, yangqin and konghou etc. Please visit our web site or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and pre-order. If you want to pre-order other Chinese
musical instruments that are not on our web site, please email your
requirements to us. We will try our best to satisfy your needs.
Chinese musical instruments do you carry for pre-order?
Chinese musical instruments
offered by the Chinese Culture Net site currently focus solely on guqin,
etc. If the instrument you are looking for is not listed here, If
you want to pre-order other Chinese musical instruments that are not
on our web site, please email your requirements to us. We will try our
best to fulfil your needs. Please note: many models of those instruments
only available for pre-order and won't list on our regular sell. please
email us before Dec. 26, and we will pre-order it for you.
For musical instruments that we sell regularly on our web site the extended
deadline is Dec. 26. There may be a different deadline for certain
instruments. Please see the deadline given for each product.
don't you offer all Chinese musical instruments?
Currently, we focus solely on the instruments in which we have specialist
experience. We know and work with the makers and musicians, and are
thus able to provide in-depth information and recommendations better
suited to your individual needs. Please note: many of these instruments
are only available through the pre-order program and will not appear
on our regular sales lists. Please don't miss this opportunity to purchase
something really special.
makers do you import from?
The makers are very important. We don't import all instruments from
a single big factory as many music shops do. We import our instruments
directly from specialist makers who work closely with Chinese music
professors and professional musicians in China.
is the quality of your instruments?
We have different grades of instruments available. Every grade is at
a lower price and of higher quality than equivalent instruments carried
by many other stores.
The guqin is a unique instrument which needs to be hand made by specialist
craftsmen using special wood, lacquer and a high degree of skill. Most
guqins sold in general music stores, even in China, are virtually unplayable
and are suitable only for hanging on the wall for decoration. Professional
qin players never buy such instruments or recommend them to their students.
We carry a wide range of guqins made by specialist qin makers, all of
whom are who are supervised by professional guqin players. We also have
professional guqin players and masters select qins for us, such as Li
Xiangting, Gong Yi, Lin Youren, Mei Yueqiang, Wang Fei etc. We are the
only supplier in the US that carries guqins certified by the North American
Our professional guzhengs have received many China national awards such
as the "Provincial Science and Technology Award" in 1998 and the "First
Gold Roll of Science and Technology Prize of the State Labor Department
of China". They have entries in the "Encyclopedia of Chinese Achievements
in Science and Technology" and the "Dictionary of Famous, Special and
Excellent Products of Modern China".
Our erhus are based on a patent filed by two erhu masters, Professor
Chen Zhe at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and Professor Zhao Yangchen
at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music. Their main feature is an improvement
in the high pitch register. This patent was well received by the China
Culture Department and the National Technology Committee.
You will not see our xiaos and dizis in any music store. The makers
normally deliver these products directly to professional players (such
as master Wang Tiechui, Dai Ya, Zhang Weiliang etc.) and their students.
The konghou is rarely seen on the market. Our konghou is based on a
patent by top konghou master Cui
Junzhi. To see a picture of our konghou, click
will I know I am getting a
You will receive a certificate bearing the name and signature of the
selector and the seal of the North American Guqin Association.
You order an individual instrument and pay for it in advance. We will
import in bulk from our makers in China. You will receive your instrument
10-12 weeks later. In this way you can get it at a wholesale price of
up to 60% off the normal retail price.
much do I need to pay in advance?
You have to pay the full amount listed in the pre-order section in order
to get the pre-order prices. This is because we have to pay our makers
and import costs. If you do not wish to pay in advance, you have to
pay the retail prices when the products are in stock.
they the same level instruments you sold last year? Why have the prices
The prices depend on the quantity of items imported, import fees etc.
They are the same level instruments we always sell. This time we have
placed a larger order with our makers and they will all be sent to us
in one shipment. So the prices are lower than before. We can not guarantee
to be able to offer these low prices again.
payment methods do you accept?
We accept major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American
Express etc. through Paypal, the fastest and safest online payment provider.
Please click on the button when you order the products online and pay
from there. If you are not comfortable using Paypal, you can send a
money order or cashier check to us. If you choose to pay in this way,
please email us the product names and Sku number. We will create an
order number for you and give you payment instructions.
you do business with international buyers?
Yes, we do. Please email us the product names and Sku numbers. We will
create an order number for you and give you payment instructions. The
"add to cart" buttons are for buyers in the USA only.
you carry CDs, books and tutorial material? Are VCDs and Books in Chinese
Yes. We have the largest selection of Chinese
music material for sale online. Please visit it by clicking
Books are in simplified Chinese and VCDs are taught
in Mandarin. We have not found any English versions of these materials.
However video CDs are easy to understand because you can see demonstrations
of the material being taught.
I can receive my order?
It will take 4-6 weeksto import all the instruments from China. Then
we will ship to you by whichever method you prefer.
you offer any insurance on my order?
The carrier will provide insurance at extra cost. If you require this,
we will add it to your shipping charge. Please write to us to request
the insurance . Our staff and professional musicians will check the
products carefully before we send them out. If a package arrives damaged
please use your tracking number to contact the carrier.
you offer any warranty?
All products are sold AS IS. We cannot offer any warranty
and we cannot accept any responsibility for problems that occur after
an item has been delivered.
We are a small company formed
by a group of musicians. We are experts at selecting good instruments
but we are currently not in a position to provide any after-sales service.
We offer low prices to our customers (mainly wholesalers, music teachers
and our own students) on the basis that there is no warranty or return
service. We may consider offering such a service in the future, but
this would increase prices substantially.
Musical instruments are
inherently fragile. They can be damaged by the carrier, by inappropriate
use, by poor user maintenance and by changes in humidity and temperature.
We ensure an instrument is in perfect condition when we ship it out,
but we have no control over what happens after that. We strongly recommend
that you use the carrier¡¯s insurance for shipping. Once you receive
your instrument, it is your responsibility to look after it properly,
and to follow our guidelines for the care of instruments. We cannot
be held responsible for any problems that occur after shipping. In common
with other suppliers of such instruments, we DO NOT take back damaged
goods. If an item arrives damaged you must contact the shipping company
at once. We will of course be happy to provide all the shipping details
you need to file a claim.
is your return policy?
Please see our policy
proud to provide you with high quality Chinese musical instruments at
low prices. We hope you will enjoy them.
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