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Dabakan

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 211.261.2

    
 

Dahu

  
 

Daxophone

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 132.1

    
 

Dàn bau

    
 

Dàn gáo

  
 

Dàn nguyet

  
 

Dàn tam thap luc

  
 

Dàn tỳ bà

  
 

Dàn tranh

Wooden-bodied and steel-stringed zither.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 312.22

Country: Vietnam

  
 

Denis d'or

The Denis d'or ("golden Dionysus") is, in the broadest sense, the first electric musical instrument in history.

It was invented and constructed by the Czech theologian Václav Prokop Diviš (1698 - 1765) — his surname is pronounced "Deevish" [ɟɪvɪʃ] and often spelled "Divisch" — at his parish in the Moravian town Přímětice near Znojmo in the south-east of what is now the Czech Republic. He was also a pioneer of research into electricity, being most famous for having invented the lightning rod in Europe, contemporaneously with but independently of Benjamin Franklin.

  
 

Dhantal

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 111.211

    
 

Diddley bow

The diddley bow is a single-stringed American instrument which influenced the development of the Blues sound. It consists of a single string of baling wire tensioned between two nails on a board over a glass bottle, which is used both as a bridge and as a means to magnify the instrument's sound.

It was traditionally considered a starter or children's instrument in the Deep South, especially in the African American community and is rarely heard outside the rural South, but it may have been influenced to some degree by West African instruments. Other nicknames for this instrument include "jitterbug" or "one-string", while an ethnomusicologist would formally call it a "monochord zither".

  
 

Didgeridoo

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 423.121.11

    
 

Dihu

  
 

Djembe

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 211.261.1

    
 

Dobro

  
 

Domra

  
 

Dotara

Small stringed instrument, with plucked metal strings, elongated belly as soundboard and narrow neck ending in a pegbox, decorated with carvings of animals and covered with skin

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.322

Country: Bangladesh

    
 

Double bass

  
 

Double flageolet

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 421.222.12

    
 

Double-neck guitjo

A double-necked guitjo is a guitar-like, fretted, stringed, musical instrument that has two necks attached to a single body, generally with 14-strings, seven strings on each neck. It is strung more like a banjo rather than a traditional guitar. Both necks may be played simultaneously producing a sound that has elements of both guitar and harp.

The double-necked guitjo was developed in the late-twentieth century.[3] Guitjos are made and repaired by luthiers.

  
 

Drejelire

Hurdy-gurdy that uses a rosined wheel to create sound.

    
 

Drum kit

  
 

Drum machine

  
 

Drumbone

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 413

    
 

Dubreq stylophone

  
 

Duda

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 422.211.2

    
 

Dudelsack

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 422.112

    
 

Dulcimer

  
 

Dunun

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 211.212.1

    
 

Dutar

Plucked string instrument with two strings and a long neck, strummed or plucked

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.322

Country: Turkmenistan

  
 

Duxianqin

  

 
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