Iceland is a small country near the Arctic Circle. Due to its remote geographical location and relatively few cultural exchanges, it is difficult to buy Chinese guqin in Iceland. However, if you really want to buy a Chinese guqin, there are still some ways to try.
Firstly, you can try to see if there are any sales of Chinese guqin at local music equipment stores or instrument fairs. In Iceland, there are not many instrument stores, so you need to search for as much information as possible and inform the store staff of your needs. Although local instrument stores may not frequently import Chinese qin, if they have the model and style you need, they can help you order.
You can also purchase Chinese guqin online, which is a fast and convenient way. Eyjafjordur Instrument Cooperative is one of the largest instrument sellers in the region, with extensive sales channels both inside and outside Iceland. You can search for relevant instruments on its website and place an order to purchase them. Of course, before purchasing, you need to confirm the source and quality of the instrument and have detailed communication with the seller. This is because although purchasing instruments online is more convenient, you do not have the opportunity to personally test the sound quality, materials, and production process of the instruments.
Additionally, if you have the opportunity to travel to China, you can also purchase a Chinese guqin at a local qin shop. The capital city of Beijing is one of the important regions for the production and sales of guqin. There are many large-scale and reputable qin shops there, which can provide you with high-quality guqin and maintenance services, and the prices are also relatively reasonable. After purchasing the instrument, you can ship it back to Iceland. Transportation of musical instruments requires special care, as you need to use appropriate packaging and transportation methods to ensure the safety of the instruments.
Finally, you can also consider looking for local Music of China instrument musicians in the local music exchange activities, who may guide you to the circle of local instrument lovers. Although this may not necessarily solve your purchasing problem immediately, it can help you meet more music and cultural enthusiasts and share your music and cultural perspectives together.
Overall, it is difficult to buy a Chinese guqin in Iceland, but it is not impossible. You need to double your efforts and keep trying in order to ultimately achieve your goal.