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  8. chordophones
  9. lutelike chordophones
  10. lutelike chordophones: plucked
  11. [lutelike chordophones with long neck: plucked]
  12. sanxian
Scope note
Long-necked Chinese lutelike chordophones having a small oval, rectangular, or square soundbox with the belly and back covered by snakeskin, and three silk or nylon strings tuned by three lateral pegs. They are plucked with the fingernails or a plectrum.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024