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String Instruments

Stringed instruments include any musical instrument that uses the vibration of strings to produce sound. The strings are either plucked or bowed to produce the vibration. The earliest stringed instruments have been found in archaeological sites in Mesopotamia dating back more than 3,000 years. Stringed instruments include violins, guitars, banjos, mandolins, lutes, and numerous other instruments.

The design of antique string instruments changed frequently until the Renaissance when instrument designs became more standardized. The introduction of metal-wrapped strings improved the volume and flexibility of most instruments. In the 1800s, mass production increased the availability and affordability of stringed instruments. Electric amplification changed the style and type of performances... Read more

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A Russian carved wood Balalaika, inscribed in cyrillic, 77cm and six other

March 20, 2018, 10:00 AM BST
Market Harborough, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Rare German Mandola  - tuned CGDA.

March 20, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€240 (starting bid)

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Fletch electric bazouki.

March 20, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€80 (starting bid)

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Viola in case.

March 20, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€45 (starting bid)

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Vintage Zither With Inlay

March 22, 2018, 10:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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March 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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