Sarangi (1900) ~ A beautiful full sound and a close proximity to the melodic flexibility of the human voice make the sarangi the most important bowed instrument of classical Hindustani music of northern India and Pakistan. A rigid horsehair bow (not shown) rhythmically sounds the gut melody strings that cross over an ivory elephant-shaped bridge (bara ghurac).
Sho Period: Tokugawa Date: 19th century Geography: Japan Medium: Bamboo wood, metal Dimensions: H. 48.3. cm (19 in.); Diam. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) Classification: Aerophone-Free Reed Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 Accession Number: 89.4.2957
Apollo Lyre - This instrument, the only known example of its kind, was probably inspired by the melophone, which a French player presented in a concert in New York in 1841. The upward-pointing handles produce pressure and suction to sound a diatonic scale, as in an accordion or harmonica.
Handmade musical string instrument.Guitar Violin by RaysRootworks, $800.00