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  7. [sound devices by acoustical characteristics]
  8. chordophones
  9. lutelike chordophones
  10. lutelike chordophones: plucked
  11. [lutelike chordophones with short neck: plucked]
  12. biwa
Scope note
Pear-shaped, short-necked Japanese lutelike chordophones made of wood, commonly with four strings and a pegbox sharply angled back from the neck.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024