Rod Stewart and the intoduction of the MANDOLIN into American Pop Culure.........................
Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, & Malvina Reynolds - Woody's Rag
The SANTOOR- Shiv Kumar Sharma
The Sitar- Ravi Shankar
The oud is a pear-shaped, stringed instrument, which is often seen as the predecessor of the western lute, distinguished primarily by being without frets, commonly used in Middle Eastern music.
The vihuela is considered by some to be the (more ancient) precursor to the modern classical guitar. In Italy and Portugal this same instrument was known as viola da mano.
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The ukulele is commonly associated with music from Hawaii, where the name roughly translates as "jumping flea". According to Queen Lili'uokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, the name means the gift that came here, from the Hawaiian words uku (gift or reward) and lele (to come).
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani
(September 2, 1838 - November 11, 1917)
Grandpa Jones - The Banjo
Good Times a rollin...
The hammered dulcimer (also hammer dulcimer and four hammer dulcimer) is a stringed musical instrument with the strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board. The word dulcimer is Graeco-Roman, meaning "sweet song", it derives from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song).
Lord of the Dance
The guitar player (c. 1672), by Johannes Vermeer
The Baroque guitar is a guitar from the baroque era an ancestor of the modern classical guitar. The term is also used for modern instruments made in the same style.
Electronic String Instruments