String Instruments

Stringed Instruments List

Stringed Instruments List

Choose a String Instrument

Our stringed instruments list covers 27 of the most popular string instruments. They’re presented here from A to Z–that is, from Autoharp to Zither. Click on any image or button to find out about that stringed instrument.

 Play Autoharp Play Banjo Play Bass Guitar


 Play Bouzouki Play Cello Play Dulcimer


 Play Guitar Play Guzheng Play Harp


 Play Harpsichord Play Lap Steel Guitar Play Lute


 Play Mandolin Play Oud Play Piano


 Play Psaltery Play Santoor Play Sarod


 Play Sitar Play Strumstick Play Tambura


 Play Ukulele Play Upright Bass Play Veena


 Play Viola Play Violin Play Zither


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Listen to Stringed Instruments

We provide a brief history of each instrument and include our favorite YouTube videos so you can hear the instrument played by an expert. Listen to “Mother” Maybelle Carter on the autoharp, The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys on banjo, John Patitucci on bass guitar, Andreas Karantinis on the bouzouki, Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Joni Mitchell on the dulcimer, Oscar Castro-Neves on acoustic guitar, Bei Bei on the guzheng (Chinese zither), Harpo Marx on the harp, Jean Rondeau on harpsichord, Don Grusin on piano, Amaan Ali Khan on the sarod, Anoushka Shankar on the sitar, Bob McNally on Strumstick, Jake Shimabukuro on the ukulele, Paul McCartney on upright bass, Nirmala Rajasekar on the veena, Novi Novog on the viola, Itzhak Perlman on the violin, and Anton Karas on the zither. We hope you’ll come back from time to time to enjoy their beautiful music.

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