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    unknown instrument

    Hello music lovers
    I used an instrument I bought used in Belgium a few years ago, in a music composition, inside à university research.
    This is a kind of cithar, with 5 sets of 4 strings, probably played set on the shoulder with a dragon's head.
    I searched on the web, a reference of this kind, but i really could not find anything that looks the same.
    So I don't even know the name of this instrument, neither the tuning.
    I join photos of this. Will anyone help me? Who knows this?
    Many thanx..
    Bellenger
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    That looks like a zither. Zither comes in all shapes and sizes depending on
    the country it came from. Blue grass and Appalachian folk music of the
    eastern USA. I had one that was shaped like an Asian zither and sounded
    like a harp. That one is beautiful with it's design.
    judy jennings

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    It certainly is a strange and rather beautiful instrument and I agree with Judy that it certainly resembles a zither, but not in a form that I have seen befor`e.
    Can you post a sound link?

    teddy

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    It's a scandinavan zither. I was looking at something simular on it.

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