Stringed Instruments (Chordophones)


This one-stringed instrument originally from Bengali, India is plucked.


Multi-stringed instrument used in Classical Indian music with moveable frets and symapathetically vibrating strings in addition to melodic strings.

Sitar Bass

A four-stringed fretless bass with a sitar bridge.


The Oud is from the Middle East. With five strings, a belly-shaped body, and a short neck, it is an ancestor of the ancient lute.