A folk instrument with 30 – 40 strings stretched over a flat, shallow, horizontal soundboard. The zither is played with a thumbpick* and with the tips of the fingers. * […]
a Japanese six- or seven-stringed zither
The highest pitched member of the string instrument family. It has a shallow wooden body, four strings that are tuned with pegs, and it is played with a bow.
Slightly larger than the violin, this member of the string family has a hollow wooden body, four strings that are tuned with pegs, and is played with a bow. It […]
An Indian stringed musical instrument
A 15th-century fretted plucked Spanish string instrument, that is shaped like a guitar but tuned like a lute
A small wooden instrument with four strings, similar to a guitar. The ukulele was brought to Hawaii by Portuguese settlers in the 1870’s, and quickly became popular with native Hawaiians.
An Iranian long-necked, waisted lute family instrument, shared by many cultures and countries
A stringed drone instrument played in India
A plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent.