The Vargan Urguy was handcrafted by master blacksmith Sysyuk from Transbaikalia (Russia). Due to the fact that it does not sustain that much, you can experiment with the frequency and rhythm of the stroke. This jaw harp is loud without being obtrusive. Its strength lies clearly in rhythmic playing.
This instrument comes with a creatively and beautifully crafted wooden box.
By the way: Mikhail Sysyuk, who studied linguistics and is a master blacksmith, learned to love metal in a car workshop where he worked for a long time before his studies. Today he lives more than 1,000 km east of Irkutsk in the very small town of Darassun, where he handles the steel for his Jaw Harps with passion and precision.
Although he became enthusiastic about Jaw Harps and especially Gotovtsev's Yakutian Khomus quite early, he did not make his first Jaw Harp until he was almost 30 years old. At first, he made them only sporadically and sold them in a handicrafts shop in the nearest city, Chita. It was not until 2016 that the Jaw Harp world became aware of his excellent Vargans, during a Jaw Harp competition in Moscow. Since then, Sysyuk's Jaw Harps have enjoyed great popularity and are the talk of the town in Russia. And we are happy that we have these wonderful Vargans in our assortment.