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Who are we?

My name is Anton, and I am the person who created this small web site on which you are now. I have been doing music since I was 5 years old. I am a laureate of several international competitions, and I have a higher musical education - Gnesins College of Music and the Institute of Modern Arts.

In 2000, when eBay first appeared in Russia, I registered my account under the funny name PUPSISHNUPSI, which I used for shopping for the first time. A little later, I had an idea to make my own eBay store that would offer visitors Russian folk instruments - balalaikas and domras of the highest quality produced by the best legendary Russian luthiers. Back then, I decided not to change the store name PUPSISHNUPSI.

Many years have passed since then, many of the musicians playing in professional and amateur orchestras around the world have my balalaikas and domras. Balalaikas and domras bought from me are in many private collections. For those who simply love Russian Folk Music who would like to have balalaika or domra of concert level at home, I can find exactly what you might be looking for.

My father Alexander Tsygankov helps me with the realization of my idea. He is an incredible musician and composer, laureate of international competitions and the award of the President of the Russian Federation. The man who knows everything about the Russian domra and balalaika and Russian folk music. My dad is a professor at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, as well as Quality Expert at the Tchaikovsky Combine, a factory that produces Russian folk instruments.

We always carefully evaluate all the instruments we offer; we choose only the best of the good. We have warm, friendly relations with luthiers of balalaika and domra (balalaika and domra luthiers) with whom we cooperate and we always ask our luthiers to use only the best wood and materials for the production of our instruments.

We pay special attention to the sound of the instrument - after all, a person who buys Russian balalaikas and domras is located in another country and does not have the opportunity to listen to their sound before buying. Be sure that the musical instruments that you buy from us sound at the same high level as the famous folk musician's instruments. Many of our customers have become our friends and regular customers, we want our balalaikas and domras to please you every day.

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Concert Grade Domra Bass
Concert Grade Domra Bass
Up for sale is an amazing sounding, three-string concert grade domra-bass instrument with highly flame maple back made by one of best domra-bass luthiers in Russia — A.Simakov.    The…
2999$
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Great 4 string Russian DOMRA folk instrument made by Makeev luthier
Great 4 string Russian DOMRA folk instrument made by Makeev luthier
Up for sale is a nice sounding, first grade, vintage four-string Domra instrument with flame maple back.    The instrument was made in 1992 by A.I. Makeev (present…
900$ SALE!!
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Incredible-sounding 4 string Russian folk DOMRA made by I.V. Emeliyanov
Incredible-sounding 4 string Russian folk DOMRA made by I.V. Emeliyanov
Up for sale is an amazing four-string concert grade domra prima instrument with flame maple back made by one and the only Igor Vladimirovich Emeliyanov - the legendary domra…
2300$
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Brand new Zubchenko 3 string concert-grade Domra with headstock inlay
Brand new Zubchenko 3 string concert-grade Domra with headstock inlay
Up for sale is an amazing sounding, three-string concert grade domra prima (malaya domra) instrument with flame maple back made by one of the best Tchaikovsky factory luthiers…
1399$
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New concert-grade 3 string Russian folk DOMRA made by great luthier
New concert-grade 3 string Russian folk DOMRA made by great luthier
Up for sale is an amazing sounding, four-string concert grade domra prima instrument with flame maple back made by one of the best Tchaikovsky factory luthiers!    The…
1399$
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Just in! Amazing sounding concert grade balalaika N2 with ebony neck!
Just in! Amazing sounding concert grade balalaika N2 with ebony neck!
Dear buyers! Here's your chance to purchase a great-sounding, super high-quality Russian modern concert grade balalaika prima N2 made by Khulakhov, one of the best living…
1950$
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First string Russian DOMRA BASS made by Tchaikovsky luthier!
First string Russian DOMRA BASS made by Tchaikovsky luthier!
Up for sale is a 1st-grade DOMRA BASS instrument with a slightly flamed maple back. It's handmade by one of the best Tchaikovsky luthiery domra builders, Zubchencko. The neck…
1799$
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1st grade vintage four-string Domra instrument with flame maple back
1st grade vintage four-string Domra instrument with flame maple back
Up for sale is a GREAT sounding, 1st grade, vintage four-string Domra instrument with flame maple back.  The luthier's name is unknown to us but this is a quality instrument.…
750$ SALE !!!
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A little photo report from recent
A little photo report from recent "Sozvezdie Masterov" All-Russia Folk Instruments luthier contest.
Hi Guys! Take a look at my small photo report from the recent «Sozvesdie masterov» All-Russia Folk Instruments luthier contest. This event took place at Gnesins Academy of…
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What do we offer?

  1. We offer Russian folk instruments made by the best Russian balalaika and domra luthiers (balalaika and domra luthiers), many of whom personally made instruments for the most famous Russian performers on Russian folk instruments.
  2. We carefully evaluate and inspect each domra and balalaika before it gets to our store. The level of instruments we offer is almost always the highest grade or concert grade.
  3. We understand how worrying it can be for buyers from abroad to buy a balalaika or a domra without listening to them, so we do not sell instruments with a weak or ugly sound.
  4. We advise which wood material is best to use if you frequently send the instrument between countries so that it does not fall under the CITES Regulations (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
  5. We meet on video conferences (Skype, What’s up, Facebook video) and show our balalaikas and domras live before buying at the request of the client.
  6. We accept orders for unusual instruments, such as professional piccolo domra or instruments made in an inversed manner for left-handers.
  7. We can make Russian folk instrument Gusli ( including Gusli Klavishnie ) and send it to your country.
  8. We undertake all the formalities of shipping, packaging, buying cases, as well as customs clearance of our instruments, we meet the needs of our customers to reduce import duties on the client side.
  9. Yes, we can make a professional Balalaika Contrabass
  10. We are always in touch and will be happy to answer as soon as possible.

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FAQ

In this section, we have collected Frequently Asked Questions that have been asked in recent years. If you did not find an answer to your question - write to us, and we will answer as soon as possible.

Hello, I would like to buy a balalaika, but I'm afraid to send money to Russia for strangers. How can I be sure that I will get my instrument?

Hello, we have been working in the market for many years, and we value our reputation. We can provide you with contacts of some of our customers in different countries of the world, and you can contact them on social networks and learn their experience.

There are a lot of offers from the renowned XXXX brand online, and they have cheaper balalaikas and domras, why should I buy from you?

Ethics do not allow us to talk badly about our competitors. XXXX instruments are the rebranding of the Lunacharsky factory, and we have a different target audience. You can find detailed XXXX reviews on the Google Network. The wood material that we use and that we purchase often costs more than our competitors instrument. We focus, as well as on the lovers of Russian music who want to get a balalaika or a domra of the highest level, or for those who wish to or already performs on stage. Our prices are approximately equal to the costs of Tchaikovsky's factory instruments, but you get a better domra or balalaika in almost every case since we always carefully select which domras and balalaikas we put for sale in our store.

Why are the prices on your web site lower than the prices in your eBay and Amazon store?

Public sales stores like eBay and Amazon have a high commission for sellers, which is ultimately paid by the buyer. This site is designed to provide my customers with the same balalaikas and domras that you see on those public sales stores but at lower prices. We deduct a commission and give discounts to customers who contact us directly through contacts on this web site.

I do not know whether I will play professionally or not. Is it possible to buy an inexpensive instrument?

Yes, it is possible. For those who want to try to learn how to play balalaika or domra - we can make an inexpensive but high-quality instrument (waiting time is 4-5 weeks). The instrument will be made according to all technologies and will sound good. The only difference in comparison with the concert domra or balalaika will be wood material that is used. For example, we will use plain maple instead of flame maple or grab wood instead if ebony, etc.). This domra or balalaika ordered from us will serve you for many years.

I would like to buy a domra or a balalaika for a child, can I get some discount?

We try always to meet the needs of our customers - email us, and we will make something up.

How can I make a payment?

We accept payment in two options - Bank Wired Money Transfer (standard bank transfer) and PayPal (with + 10% added to the price). When paying with PayPal, we have to add 10% to the cost of instruments, since PayPal has a very high commission when converting and withdrawing money in Russia.

What postal service do you use to send domra and balalaika from Russia?

For shipments of domras and balalaikas we use EMS express mail. Shipping usually takes 8-12 business days to almost anywhere in the world. On the New Year's holidays, the shipping time may be increased up to 20-25 days.

Can I buy a hard case for domra or balalaika?

We use high-quality AMC hard cases for all our instruments. Hard cases are included in the set of some top-level balalaikas and domras. To the instruments with which the cases are not included in the set - the hard cases can be ordered separately; the production time is 2-5 days.

We have an ensemble of Russian folk instruments, we want to order hard cases and soft cases for the whole group, can we do it?

Sure, email us or send us a message on what's up.

I would like to assemble my ensemble of Russian folk instruments, but I don't know where to start. Can you help me?

Of course, email us or send us a message on what's up. We will be glad to help you.

Testimonials

Great customer service and reasonable prices. Emails were answered right away in a friendly, professional manner. Quality of instruments was superb! I got exactly what I wanted in terms of sound and workmanship. I highly recommend this site. 5/5

Natasha Lozovsky-Burns, RCC Balalaika Orchestra, Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Bought 2 Prima 3 string Domras from Anton. One by special order, “left handed” instrument and a high quality right hand instrument. Very happy with Anton’s service, professional and reliable”.

Victor Serghie, Musical Director, Sydney Balalaika Orchestra

"100% satisfaction - with the quality of instruments, with the purchase process and with communication" 

Anna Bujala , University of Lodz, Poland
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