Appalachian dulcimer (Folk drone zither from N. America)
~ String instrument
Historically a folk instrument from Appalachia, its elongated figure-of-eight shaped soundbox is made of various woods and often has heart-shaped sound-holes. It has 3 to 4 metal strings (including drone) and is fretted diatonically.
|derived from:||hummel (Medieval pear-shaped drone zither)|