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Langeleik

Rectangular zither with five to nine strings, one melody string and several drone strings.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 314.122

Country: Norway

    
 

Laruan

    
 

Laser harp

    
 

Leiqin

    
 

Lesiba

Stringed instrument, blown rather than plucked or strummed, with a single string and tuning noose attached both to a bow and a feather quill, with a frame made from a coconut shell.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 311.121.222

Country: Basotho

    
 

Likembe

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 122.1

    
 

Lirone

The lirone (or lira da gamba) is the bass member of the lira family of instruments that was popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It is a bowed string instrument with between 9 and 16 gut strings and a fretted neck. When played, it is held between the legs in the manner of a cello or viol (viola da gamba).

    
 

Lithophone

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 111.222

    
 

Lokanga

    
 

Lur

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 423.121.22

    
 

Lute

    
 

Lyra (Byzantine)

    
 

Lyra (Cretan)

    
 

Lyre

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.22

    

 
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