Attention: Dear buyers! We currently offer two ways of shipping purchased items. The air connection from Russia is re-established right now but there still can be shipping delays because of the Covid situation. We may use cheaper EMS Express !ONLY! if the buyer agrees to wait from 2 to 10 weeks for delivery. Sometimes the shipping to the US takes just one week and sometimes it way longer. Send us a message if you still wish to use EMS and we will reduce the shipping cost in this auction for you.
From May 1st, all our instruments sent by DPD (UPS) / FedEx Express with shipping time reduced to 1-2 weeks worldwide. We partially cover the shipping cost/packaging but please expect the shipping price to be around 180-200$ depending on where you live.
Here's your chance to obtain an incredible-sounding instrument made by a great balalaika luthier!
Up for sale new old stock, Russian Folk balalaika with deep flame maple body upgrade. It is made by one of the best balalaika luthiers as well as "top tier" Tchaikovsky factory luthier — V.Zubchenko.
A little story about this instrument. It supposed to be a medium-priced 1st-grade instrument from the very beginning, but during the process, Zubchenko decided to use some "special" highly flamed maple for the body like on highest grade instruments, did some experimentation with the internal instrument construction and the number on "klepki" parts.
The balalaika has turned out an absolutely fantastic sounding instrument and it does sound as good as any concert grade Zubchenko instruments worth twice as much. The sound is full, loud, rich in overtones with a nice low end. If you don't want to spend a lot of the money on a concert grade balalaika but to get an exceptional sounding instrument - here's your chance to get one!
All instruments that we sell are chosen and selected by maestro Alexander Tsygankov himself (my dad, who is People's Artist of the Russian Federation and a professor at Gnesin's Academy of Music).
My dad is always auditioning our instruments prior we put them on eBay and I'm very picky when it comes to construction quality as I was dealing with the production of boutique custom electric guitars for all of my life. So you get that double control on our side.
Send me a message if you have any questions about this beautiful Domra. The case is not included in an auction but I'll pack very well.
If you'd like a hard case - I can get you a high-quality AMC case at the manufacturer's price of 150$.