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Vietnamese Guitar

What kind of instrument is a Vietnamese guitar?

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The Vietnamese guitar, properly known as Guitar Phím Lõm, comes from the southern region of Vietnam and is characterized by its scalloped fingerboard.
It is used to perform traditional music Cải Lương, and is used in performance at funerals and other religious ceremonies.
The scalloped fingerboard allows for the bending of strings so as to create an expressive vibrato sound.

Can I use standard strings on a Vietnamese guitar?

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Absolutely.
However, we recommend that you use light gauge strings so as to be able to bend the strings as much as possible. We also recommend using special Vietnam strings, which are thinner and softer.

■ Buy "Vietnamese Guitar Strings / Steel 10-Pack" is here

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We will cover some shipping costs for non-EMS shipping methods.

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There are some areas where EMS delivery is not available due to COVID-19 or global conditions. In order to deliver items as inexpensively as possible, we will cover some shipping costs for shipping methods other than EMS(International TA-Q-BIN, DHL, Fedex, etc.). Shipping cost after discount is automatically calculated and charged at checkout.

If you want to purchase two or more guitars

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We offer special discounts, so please contact us before you purchase.

Domestic Shipping

Shipping to Japan

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We ship in-stock items in 1-3 business days after the order is completed. We offer free shipping for orders over 5,500JPY. If the total value of your order is less than 5,500JPY, shipping cost is automatically calculated and charged at checkout.

Shipping Method

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We use YAMATO TORNSPORT's TA-Q-BIN to ship our guitars. We use JAPAN POST's Smart Letter to ship smaller accesories.
*Please note that other shipping methods may be used without notice.

Packing

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[Vietnamese Guitar Electric Standard]
This item is shipped in a soft case for guitar and packed in a cardboard box of JP160 size (105x40x13cm).

*If you purchase multiple guitars, they may be packed in a different size than JP160 size to reduce the package size.

[Vietnamese Guitar Traditional Acoustic]
This item is shipped in a hard case for acoustic guitar.

[Accesories]
Strings, picks and other accessories is shipped in a special JAPAN POST’s Smart Letter envelope.

International Shipping

We ship worldwide!

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We ship in-stock items in 2-5 business days after the order is completed. We want our products to reach the world whenever possible. If you wish to purchase but cannot select your country at checkout, please contact us.

Shipping Method of the Guitars

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[EMS]
Our primary method of international shipping is JAPAN POST's EMS service. It provides international shipping with tracking at the most reasonable rate available. Delivery will take 3-8 days for most of areas worldwide. Shipping cost is automatically calculated and charged at checkout.

■ EMS countries and Areas is here
■ JAPAN POST’s service availability by country is here

[International TA-Q-BIN]
For areas where EMS is not handled, or where handling has been suspended due to covid-19, you can use YAMATO TORANSPORT's International TA-Q-BIN as a second choice. It provides international shipping with tracking. In addition, we will offer a discount to the same amount as EMS, or cover a portion of the shipping costs up to 10,000JPY. Delivery will take 3-8 days for most of areas worldwide. Shipping charge is automatically calculated and added at checkout.

■International TA-Q-BIN service is here

*The transportation situation is changing daily due to Covid-19. We will do our best to keep you updated with the latest information, but please understand that we may ask you to change the shipping method after your purchase, or we may cancel your purchase if we cannot ship to your country.

Shipping Method for Accessories

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If you want to purchase only small accessories such as guitar strings or picks, you can choose one of the following shipping methods

[Small Packets (no Tracking)]
This service is provided by JAPAN POST. It can be shipped at the most reasonable rate available. Delivery will take 5-10 days for most of areas worldwide.
*Please note that tracking services are not available.

[International ePacket (with Tracking)]
This service is a JAPAN POST's small packet with additional tracking service. Delivery will take 5-10 days for most of areas worldwide.

[International TA-Q-BIN]
This service is provided by YAMATO TORANSPORT. You can choose this option if you are shipping to an area where JAPAN POST’s Small Packs and International ePacket are not available. Delivery will take 5-10 days for most of areas worldwide.

*The transportation situation is changing daily due to Covid-19. We will do our best to keep you updated with the latest information, but please understand that we may ask you to change the shipping method after your purchase, or we may cancel your purchase if we cannot ship to your country.

If you cannot select your country/region of residence at checkout

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There is a possibility that some areas cannot be sent by EMS or International TA-Q-BIN. Please feel free to inquire about shipping methods.

Packing

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[Vietnamese Guitar Electric Standard]
This item is shipped in a soft case for guitar and packed in a cardboard box of JP160 size (105x40x13cm).

*If you purchase multiple guitars, they may be packed in a different size than JP160 size to reduce the package size.

[Vietnamese Guitar Traditional Acoustic]
This item is shipped in a hard case for acoustic guitar.

*This item cannot be sent via international TA-Q-BIN.

[Accesories]
Accessories is shipped in an envelope with packing material.

Shipping Charge

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Shipping charge is automatically calculated and charged at checkout. If you want to purchase two or more guitars, we offer special discounts, so please contact us before you purchase.

Delivery Period

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Please check the page of each delivery service.
*Delivery period is longer than usual due to Covid-19. Please note that it may take more than twice as long as expected, and we cannot take any responsibility for any delays.

[JAPAN POST]
Please refer to the following pages for information on the delivery period for EMS, Small Packets, and Internaitonal ePackt.

Check rates and delivery days

<How to check the delivery period>
1. Type of items to be sent : Select "Package (parcel)"
2. Select the weight of items to be sent : Enter 6kg(Traditional Accoustic) or 8kg(Electric Standard)
*There will be no difference in the delivery time if you enter either weight.
3. Select the prefecture from which the item is sent : Select "Tokyo"
4. Select the country or region to which the item is addressed : Select your country and region.
5. Press the "Show the result of calculation" button to display the delivery period.

[YAMATO TORNSPORT]
Please refer to the following pages for information on the delivery period for International TA-Q-BIN.

International TA-Q-BIN

<How to check the delivery period>
1. Select the Destination Country or Region.
2. Check "Minimum Delivery Time to Major Cities” section.

Duties & Taxes

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While we are happy to ship orders to most countries, we are not responsible for incurred duty costs. Please consult a duty cost calculator or the appropriate authorities for an up-to-date estimate on the duty amount for your specific country.

Influence of Covid-19

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The shipping time is longer than usual. Some services may increase the shipping charge, but we will cover the increased cost.

*The transportation situation is changing daily. We will do our best to keep you updated with the latest information, but please understand that we may ask you to change the shipping method after your purchase, or we may cancel your purchase if we cannot ship to your country.

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