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Guzheng

Guzheng

Unveiling the Guzheng: Ancient Origins and Everlasting Resonance. Explore the debate over its emergence, legends of its strings, and its evolving design and popularity, resonating through centuries.

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Guitalele

Guitalele

Rooted in Portuguese origins, the guitarlele shares history with the ukulele. Evolving from machete to Hawaiian ukulele, it fuses guitar and ukulele, offering a unique sound in a portable package.

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Glass Harmonica

Glass Harmonica

Uncover the origins of the glass harmonica, born from the glass harp, enhanced by Benjamin Franklin, embraced by composers, and modern revivals.

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Guqin

Guqin

The guqin is a Chinese zither-like instrument with seven unfretted strings and a long sound board. The guqin has an ancient history in China.

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Guitar Synthesizer

Guitar Synthesizer

The guitar synthesizer combines guitar-like controllers with a synthesizer module, popular in the 1970s and 80s for generating electronic sounds.

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Guiro

Guiro

The Guiro is a percussion instrument that is commonly used in Latin American music. It is typically made from a gourd or a piece of wood that has been hollowed out and has ridges carved into its surface.

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