An Adult & Family Camp

World Music & Dance Celebration 2011
Lark's Staff

Musical Instrument Strings

Latin Strings

Mexico & South America

Middle Eastern Strings

Turkey & Middle East

India Strings

Sitar & Other Instruments

Greek Strings


Portugal Strings

Guitarra, Viola & Cavaqino

Russia Strings

Balalaika & Domra

Dulcimer Strings


Mandolin Family Strings

Mandolin, Mandola & Mandocello

Banjo Strings

5 String & Tenor

Guitar Strings


Lute Strings

Lute & Guitar Lutes

Zither Strings

Zither & Guitar Zither

Autoharp Strings

Autoharp & Chromaharp

Ukulele Strings

All Sizes

Viola Da Gamba Strings

All Sizes

Violin Family Strings

Violin, Viola & Cello

Bass Strings

Acoustic Bass

Bass Guitar Strings

Different Models

Irish Strings

Octave Mandolin, Bouzouki & Cittern

Asia Strings

Japan & China

Early Music Strings

Different Models

Harp Strings

Different Models

About Musical Instrument Strings

String instruments are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings. In the Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification, used in organology, they are called chordophones. Some common instruments in the string family are guitar, sitar, rabab, electric bass, violin, viola, cello, double bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bouzouki, and harp.

All string instruments produce sound from one or more vibrating strings, transferred to the air by the body of the instrument (or by a pickup in the case of electronically amplified instruments). They are usually categorized by the technique used to make the strings vibrate (or by the primary technique, in the case of instruments where more than one may apply.) The three most common techniques are plucking, bowing and striking.