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Vietnamese Electric Vong Co Stratocaster Guitar-New
The principle supporting song in Cai Luong is the Vong Co (literally, nostalgia for the past).
Most popular and used extensively in Cai Luong (renovated opera), is the luc huyen cam (or dan ghi-ta) Vong Co Guitar,
A little Background and History:
The Vietnamese electric Vong Co guitar is made from an electric rock guitar whose neck is scooped out between frets,
(also known as the scalloped fretboard).
Major characteristics of this Vietnamese music in general include ornamental displays: gliding, pushing, bending, vibrato, and staccato.
In a similar way, singing has a close relationship with the Vietnamese tonal language. Every performance engages the concept of dieu or “mode” involving a system of pitch, melodic patterns, specific ornaments, and a modal sentiment.
The story of the Vong Co guitar is that the Vietnamese who emigrated to the USA in the 1930’s were eager to get an instrument that could be played like their home instruments –
To reach that same effect on a guitar (which was easy to buy in USA) they scraped the fingerboard between the frets in a scalloped way; the frets were left in place.
(This scalloping is now also used by some western guitar players to ease very fast playing).
Our Vong Co electric guitars are 100% made exclusively in Vietnam and are being offered to you here on eBay as part of our Vietnamese family of stringed instruments.
At present for this item, we are limiting the countries we will ship to, as well the color choices you may make. Still you have a choice of a few of the basic colors, i.e. Blue, and Red.
These colors are very common colors and we should likely always have them in stock for our eBay customers. This item is for our USA customers only at this time.. In the future we will open up selling to other countries as well as offer a wider color choice. Stay tuned.
As this is eBay, and people expect to receive what they can see, so please do not ask for anything you don’t see here.
example: “I want a left handed purple Vong Co electric stratocaster guitar”, (we actually made one for a customer a few years back:-). Something “custom made”like that is not for the eBay selling platform.. .
The Vong Co electric guitar you will receive may have different controls knob configurations from what you see here, but the basic design will be the same. Also the color tone maybe slightly different than what you see. They are all equally beautiful. We will try our very best to see that the guitar you receive is what you want, and that you are happy with your Vong Co Guitar.
The Vietnamese Vong Co guitar (with scalloped fretboard) is one of a handful of instruments that is truly Vietnamese in origin.Two other instruments come to mind that fit that category are the Dan Day, and Dan Bau.
Your Vong Co Guitar will come with a pick and soft padded carry case, likely black color.
Your guitar will be packed VERY WELL for shipping. We have chosen the “stratocaster”, not only because it is very popular and desired by many, and the neck can be easily dis-assembled from the body.
Your guitar will be packed very well for safety and protection Average shipment weight 12.1 lbs / 5.5 kgs. Please be advised there are various ways to ship this to our customers and we will pick the best method. Vietnam tends to be one of the more expensive countries to ship anything overseas, oversize (i.e (longer than 1 meter,, 1 meter-3 feet) and anything heavy- especially to USA or Australia. Vietnam has recently increased the shipping cost for its overseas parcels.
We typically use Fed-Ex but may sometimes use UPS or DHL. We will select the best and safest shipping service we can for you..
Paypal immediate payment required for this item. Seller will notify buyer by email when the item is actually shipped from Ho Chi Minh City and provide whatever other info is available at the time. Your patience is especially asked for. Estimated shipping time is 3-7 days door to door service to the USA (once we have notified you the guitar has been shipped). We say 10 to 20 days to USA in the listing, to allow for any complications in shipping in handling between countries. A perfect gift for yourself, or someone you know who will appreciate it.
If you purchase a Vong Co Guitar from us, we have a rare out of print study manual Tu Hoc Dan Vong Co that we also sell on eBay. It is yours free if you ask for it. If you can read Vietnamese language, plus tablature (or tabulature), a form of musical notation indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches, and standard Western style music notation, this book will be of help to you.
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