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Recently i was at newcastle uni watching this guy play a few songs during a lunchtime set. Anyway through his set he pulled out this small harp shaped instrument with a wooden frame body with strings, maybe 7 or more possibly. The instrument had a tinkly kind of lullabye sound to it, and i think he mentioned it was from south africa possibly (although my memory is quite hazey. Anyway based on the information i have given which isnt much, could anyone suggest what kind of instrument i was listening to. The instrument looked kind of tribal but the guy had built his own pickup into it so he was pumping thejingley lullabye sound out nice and loud. It was also finger picken i believe. Any help would be apreciated i have been searching the net far and wide to no avail. Cheers Joe
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this small harp shaped instrument with a wooden frame body with strings, maybe 7 or more possibly. The instrument had a tinkly kind of lullabye sound to it


Was it a harp?
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Were the strings played vertically or horizontally?
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Either it was a harp or a Koto.
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sorry my reply is a bit slow i have been overseas travelling. I think it is possibly some kind of african harp. I dont think its a lyre, or dulcimer. I believe the strings were plucked horizontally, and the tone was different to that of a guitar so i know it definitely wasn't a guitar. thanks for the help all and the link Guodlca i will continue my search!
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Was it a zither?
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Hurdy Gurdy?
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i believe instruments sound had a more bell like tonality in contrast to traditional stringed instrument qualities if this helps
#13
zither looks very similar to the instrument i think , but the sound is a little bit different with less strings on the instrument i'm trying to find
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It was probably just a small harp.
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the kinnor harps appearance and sound look like the instrument!