Tonkori Ainu stringed instrument

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Fiddle (rababa) and bow , 19th century

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The nyckelharpa is a Swedish instrument with 16 strings and 37 keys. The keys slide under the strings to dampen or fret them by reaching up to the string; the strings are played with a bow. The earliest evidence of a nyckelharpa is an image dating back to 1350 C.E. and the oldest existing instrument was built in 1526 C.E. Pictured is nyckelharpa player Bronwyn Bird.

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Theorbo -- Lynda Sayce with the theorbo. It has strings lengths of over 170cm and a massive 2 metre neck!


Serpent Forveille in B-flat Forveille 1825 Paris, Wood and Leather

Forveille | | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ravi Shankar

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beautiful Steampunk-Guitar (by Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski)

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Beautiful Harp *____*

Online Harp Lessons - Spaulding School of Music


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Italo Meschi, Chitarpa. Sources

Italo Meschi, Chitarpa. Sources

Mandore | Boissart | V&A Search the Collections

Mandore | Boissart | V&A Search the Collections

Lute (tambura) , 19th century - South Asian

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King David Harp, Celtic Harp, Folk Harp, Lever Harp, Irish Harp

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Celtic Harp, Folk Harp, Lever Harp, Irish Harp

Mountain Glen Harps

Clark Irish Harp

Clark Irish Harp : Lot 222

Harp/Lute 1815. Edward Light, London.

Great Britain and Ireland, 1800–1900 A.D. | Chronology | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Irish fiddle

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Haegeum: A traditional Korean string instrument

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Reed Organ, France, 1860 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY USA

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a musical instrument

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Hand-crafted instruments

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Chromatic Bass Horn, made of Copper and Brass, resembles a metal bassoon body with trombone mouthpiece

| The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sanxian. Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Date: 19th century. Geography: China.

| Qing dynasty (1644-1911) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Josh Groban: Caruso - YouTube

Josh Groban: Caruso

Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420 Northern Italy (Milan?) Boxwood and rosewood. There are three surviving examples of this mysterious type of instrument from the early fifteenth century, of which the one exhibited here is the most elegant. Originally the instrument would have been strung with four or five strings, but whether it was played with a bow or plucked remains unclear. The carved imagery relates to courtly romance and probably alludes to the rewards of fidelity in love.

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