Monday, March 23, 2009

12 String Instruments Part 2

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This is my gayageum.

Isn't it a beauty?
There are so many details to this instrument. The first time I brought it home I was in awe of all the thought that was put into making this 160 cm instrument. The meticulous details aren't for show - they all have functions. The strings are made of silk and the price and quality of the instrument go up based on the type of wood that is used for the body. I also can't get over that intricate knot.

This instrument is so Korean... and that's what makes it so wonderful.

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No videos or recordings yet... maybe later. Wayyy later.

I love it.