Image: Chinese Moon Guitar: E55191

Chinese Moon Guitar: E55191

This Yueqin (yue qin) - or a moon guitar - is probably the late 19th century traditional Chinese string instrument. It has a round hollow wooden body, a short fretted neck and four strings. The origin of moon guitar may be dated to Jin Dynasty (265-420). It is an important instrument in the Beijing-style opera orchestra.

Stan Florek
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