Sound World Instruments is proud to display a wide assortment of different types of string instruments from every corner of the globe. You can choose from the Guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Lute and Psaltery to the more exotic sounds of the Indian Sitar, the Greek Bouzouki, the Turkish Cumbus or the Berimbau of Brazil. Perhaps even a Bulbul Tarang (Indian banjo), an Egyptian or Arabic Oud, a Turkish Saz or Spike Fiddle would better complement your musical taste. Representing Russia, in this category, is the iconic Balalaika with its characteristic triangular body and 3 strings.
Does your sound need a new signature? Perhaps the ancient Rabab could be that exotic overlay. After all, it was the essential melody instrument of the nomadic Bedouins (original rebel spirit, me thinks!)…and, it is the oldest known Arabic word for a bowed instrument capable of a range of dynamic accents…Wow!
We at Sound World Instruments hope to be your first and favorite source for all the things you love to pluck, strum, strike or bow!
There’s a whole world of exotic & ingenious string instruments in the following pages…too many to list for you here, but please explore and discover the bounty of human imagination for yourself. If you are looking to replace an old string instrument or want to discover an exciting new string musical instrument, you've come to the right place.