a banjo from China with a snake skin, wood and
a fretted long-necked Indian fiddle with three or four main strings and
numerous sympathetic wire strings. The instrument below is from Bombay
and made of rosewood and goat skin.
Dulcimer -- Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer.
Erhu -- a two-stringed classical violin from China
with a snakeskin-covered wooden sound box.
-- a three-stringed lute from Morocco made of goat skin stretched over a
carved wooden body.
12-string guitar --
Epiphone 12-string acoustic guitar.
Blue guitar --
Mitchell 6-string acoustic guitar.
a three-stringed bass from Morocco, made of carved wood and goat skin with
Koto -- a
Japanese zither made of paulownia wood with 13 silk strings set on movable
bridges and played with ivory picks. The movable bridges allow the
koto to be tuned in various ways.
-- a Japanese long-necked three-stringed instrument with a square wooden
sound box, covered on the top and bottom with either cat or dog skin. It is played
with a large ivory plectrum (bachi).
Oud -- an Arabian lute, a
plucked stringed instrument with a round body in the shape of a halved pear,
a flat neck with seven or more frets, and a separate pegbox set
perpendicular to the neck.
Been -- a
reed instrument made from a gourd.
Fue (shinobue, takebue or yokobue)
-- a Japanese small bamboo flute lacquered on the inside with seven holes.
Dizi -- a
Chinese bamboo flute. A thin bamboo membrane covering one of the holes
gives the dizi its distinctive buzzing sound.
Harmonium -- a reed pump organ
a free-reed bamboo mouth-organ from Laos and Thailand, ancestor to the
harmonica and the harmonium.
Lira -- a Moroccan cane flute.
-- a Chinese bamboo mouth organ.
Rhiata -- a double-reed
Shenai -- a wooden Chinese
Sho -- a
Japanese metal mouth organ.
Zurna -- a wooden Turkish oboe.