Ladies and gentlemen, may I ask: does anyone know what's the brand of this set of metal-nylon guqin strings? I am not familiar with metal-nylon strings. It has golden sparkly wrappings on the goose feet end of the strings. The metal strings came with this Zhang Yong banana leaf shaped guqin which I bought from Taobao.com via SgShop.com.sg It took a total of 21 days to be shipped from Sichuan to Shenzhen then seafreighted to me in Singapore. Haha. There's a very sweet fragrance from the sound holes. Not sure whether it's glue or the Shan wood. Haha. The metal strings sound very jarring and loud. This may mean that it may not sound that soft once I change to silk strings. Haha. Any comment is appreciated. Thanks! ^_^
Presented below is a picture of the maker Zhang Yong's signature inside the bigger sound hole of the guqin. It was signed in Ren Chen year, which was 2012.