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Qeychak

This is one of the ancient Iranian classical instruments.The produced tune is first transferred from the lower box to the upper one, from where it is broadcast through two wide openings.

Sarangi, ca. 1900, India, 75cm. 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, which cross over an ivory elephant-shaped bridge (bara ghurac). Melody and virtuosic embellishment are produced by pulling the strings to the side with the fingernails.

Sarangi Date: ca. 1900 Geography: India Medium: Wood, ivory, parchment, metal Dimensions: L.

Octobass.  I would watch a movie where the Octobass takes over a major city.

frettedchordophones: “ The Octobass - Its BIG ” =Lardy’s Chordophone of the day - a year ago

Ecole Internationale de Lutherie Gauthier Louppe - Marche-en-Famenne - Belgique | L'alto "Gaudiade" 2006

Ecole Internationale de Lutherie Gauthier Louppe - Marche-en-Famenne - Belgique | L'alto "Gaudiade" 2006

Lira de Braccio. Giovanni d’Andrea, 1511. Kunsthistoriches Museum

Lira da braccio by Giovanni d'Andrea, Verona, Italy, 1511 {Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments}

Central Asian musical instruments

Ghaychak or Ghijak is the name of several bowed instruments.It is used by Iranians and Baloch people

DdO:) MOST POPULAR RE-PINS - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy - INSTRUMENTS FOR JOY. Beautiful classical stringed instrument LYRE MANDOLIN. 2 wood tones and glossy finish -  RESEARCH Frets .com: Name is from having similar strings to harps. GIBSON Mandolin GUITAR Manufacturing Company made these before 1910. Higher grade Gibson mandolins had friction pegs like this; cheaper  models had gears. Often cedar top; walnut back & sides; figured maple neck.

2 wood tones and glossy finish. GIBSON Mandolin GUITAR Manufacturing Company made these before Higher grade Gibson mandolins had friction pegs like this; cheaper models had gears. Often cedar top;

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