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Guzheng an Asian zither dating over 4000 years. half-tubed wood zither with movable bridges.

The guzheng or gu zheng (古箏 - pronunciation) or zheng (箏) (gu- means "ancient") is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. It belongs to the zither family of instruments.
The guzheng is not to be confused with the guqin.

The guzheng is the parent instrument of the Japanese koto, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese dan tranh.

The modern-day guzheng is a plucked, half-tube zither with movable bridges and 21 strings, although it can have anywhere from 15 to 25 strings (a customized version exists with
more than 34 strings).

The guzheng has a large resonant cavity made from Wu-tong wood (Paulownia tomentosa). Other components may be made from other woods, usually for structural and decorative
purposes.


Courtesy:Wikipedia.com


This sounded & looked like South Indian Veena( More of “Rudhra veena”- I would say), back home, only more complex with absence of frets & more number of strings..Heard there hade been a lot of Ancient Instruments which have disappeared back home with out traces. So for me this was kind of second awakening on that!.
On sides you find a form of Chinese Harp,( equivalent of Yaazh in Tamil) Konghou.

This was a arranged demonstration during the tour in low light & hence could not avoid the flash & its glare..I have tried best to avoid the glare
Again a scanned image.

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