Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists

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Definition: 4 stringed guitar-like plucked instrument from China with a pear shaped body. In the literature as far back as 2000BC. The name refers to the forward and back picking technique.
Read the full Other Fretted Instruments FAQ Page.