Nagado Taiko

Wood type
Size

The most typical style of drum exemplifying "taiko" as an instrument is the nagado (long-bodied) style of taiko. Each nagado-taiko is carved from a single, solid piece of wood. The types of wood we use for the body can be divided into two broad categories, keyaki and meari. Keyaki (zelkova serrata) is a premium hardwood considered to be the best material for taiko body construction. Meari is a broad term referring to a number of types of wood that can include camphor, horse chestnut, sen and bubinga.

Diameter        |         Height          |        Body Wood       |        Price

1.3shaku (39cm) 1.5shaku (54cm)   keyaki $2,720.00
1.3shaku (39cm)
1.5shaku (54cm) 
meari $1,980.00
1.4shaku (42cm)

1.9shaku (57cm)

 keyaki
$3,450.00
1.4shaku (42cm)
1.9shaku (57cm)
meari
$2,620.00
1.5shaku (45cm)

2.0shaku (60cm)

 keyaki
$5,100.00
1.5shaku (45cm)
2.0shaku (60cm)
meari
$3,960.00
1.6shaku (48cm)

2.1shaku (63cm)

 keyaki
$7,160.00
1.6shaku (48cm)
2.1shaku (63cm)
meari
$4,900.00
1.7shaku (51cm)

2.2shaku (66cm)

keyaki
1.7shaku (51cm)
2.2shaku (66cm)
meari
1.8shaku (54cm)

2.3shaku (69cm)

 keyaki
1.8shaku (54cm)

2.3shaku (69cm)

meari



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