The Yueqin, also known as the “Moon Lute” is a small stringed instrument with a round shaped hollow body and short neck.
The Chinese Daruan is a Lute type instrument with four strings. It is plucked with the fingers, similiar to how a guitar is played. The Daruan is derived from the Ruan instrument and is one of the larger instruments in the Ruan family.
This Chinese traditional Pipa is a Chinese Lute which comes from the string instrument family. It is similiar in size and shape to a Lute but has a distinctive pear shaped body and unique sound.
The Chinese Liuquin is a smaller version of the Pipa and is a 4-string Chinese Mandolin. Due to its size it boasts a high pitch and unique tonal register.
The zheng or guzheng, also known as a Chinese zither, is a Chinese plucked string instrument with a more than 2,500-year history. The modern guzheng commonly has 21 strings, is 64 inches long, and is tuned in a major pentatonic scale. It has a large, resonant soundboard made from Paulownia.