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Das Büchel: Ancient wooden instrument related to the Alphorn. Traditionaly strong in Central SWITZERLAND. (by steffi's, via Flickr)

Citole (medieval plucked string instrument) [1280-1330]

A young man playing the k'ra, a traditional instrument of Ethiopia

crumhorns, early music instruments

♫♪ Music ♪♫ street musician Psychedelic Jazz

musical instruments

The octobass is an extremely large bowed string instrument constructed about 1850 in Paris by the French luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875). It has four strings and is essentially a larger version of the double bass. The instrument was, in fact, so large that it took two musicians to play: one to bow and the other to control the "fingering", and was consequently never produced on a large scale or used much by composers.

Prince Playing the Guitar by Nikki319Camille, via Flickr

Aolian (wind) harp

A reconstruction of the ancient Greek stringed instrument. It was associated with the god Apollo, regarded as the most gifted player of the instument and patron of musicians. (Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Katakolon, Greece).

As William played Clair de Lune with great feeling, he contemplated the intricacies of the human heart, and whether ham or turkey would be best for luncheon.

The mandolin. My favorite instrument in bluegrass music.


♫♪ Music ♪♫ (does anyone know this instrument?)

Jim Morrison

Viola d'amore - is is a 7- or 6-stringed musical instrument with sympathetic strings.

I WILL learn how to play this instrument!

John Burks Gillespie -aka- Dizzy

Irish harp