Mandore,The mandore was mentioned as a new instrument in French music books from the 1580s.[1] It was a small member of the lute family, teardrop shaped, with four, five or six courses of gut strings[2] and pitched in the treble range.[3] It is considered ancestral to the modern mandolin France, 1640 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Beautiful old Mandolin

Viola d'amore - is is a 7- or 6-stringed musical instrument with sympathetic strings similar to a violin, but a viola has a warmer sound. Deb and her nephew Jack practice their viola playing in the Avon Forest so Deb's priggish brother Sir Gerald Cavendish won't find out. MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE

Alpine Zither (Arion Harp Model) by Franz Schwarzer, Washington, Missouri, 1888

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Violin 1685, England The Victoria & Albert Museum

Kamanche-is a Persian bowed string instrument that is widely used in the classical music of the eastern Islamic world following its appearance in the tenth century.

39-string harp-guitar with sympathetic strings, by Fred Carlson

Norwegian fiddle

Ornately carved 17th century violin by luther Ralph Agutter ... V museum.

Joseph Pons's Lyre guitar, 1810. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

country music

antique Sarangi (stringed instrument) from India.

Yueqin. Qing Dynasty, China. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Guitar, 1697 Jean-Baptiste Voboam (French, 1658–after 1731) Paris

1782 French Arch cittern – note how this instrument has two frets with two sets of strings: seven treble strings and four bass strings.


Guitar 1630-1650, Italy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Traditional Ukrainian stringed musical instrument. Bandura.

Baryton Germany, 19th century The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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