The main purpose of this site is to provide information and insight pertaining to anything involving and in between instruments, musical strings, science, physics, engineering, crafting, and the guqin. While I will be uploading lots of information and resources to the site, not everything will be available immediately, and not everything can be fully described in my pages and posts. As such, I would like to provide contact information for anyone interested in discussing the various related topics presented on this website. As an engineer, I greatly enjoy tackling problems, designing, making, and analyzing things, and always enjoy helping others in their pursuits and endeavors with these topics as well. Readers are always welcome to post comments and engage in discussion for my posts, but if you would like to discuss more on a particular topic in depth, or are working on such related projects and would like input, feedback, or ideas, you can contact me through the following email: I would be more than happy to discuss various subjects or projects further in detail, in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from general info on various world instruments, to instrument making, resources, strings, science, engineering, and analysis. I have also talked with other players and people involved with instruments and strings about possible collaboration and work regarding things such as looking into custom string alternatives and string analysis. While I certainly will not be able to answer every question that comes my way, I will do my best to help out how I can.

Subjects that are discussed on this site which readers may have questions with or projects they are involved in relating to:

  • World instruments and instrument making, with experience in researching and making: kantele, shamisen, shakuhachi, taiko, ichigenkin, guqin, guzheng, erhu, didgeridoo, native american flutes, ocarina
  • Wood selection, combinations, and material sourcing
  • Instrument accessory sourcing and making, such as strings, picks, plectrums, etc.
  • Other resources for craft materials such as inlay material, tooling, etc.
  • Alternative methods to string making for the qin and possible instruments that could benefit from similar strings such as the shamisen
  • Scientific analysis, testing, and experiments
  • Engineering