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Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 211.261.2





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.



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".



Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 423.121.11





Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 211.261.1







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.



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


Drum kit


Drum machine



Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 413


Dubreq stylophone



Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 422.211.2



Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 422.112





Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 211.212.1



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

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.322

Country: Turkmenistan




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