Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chinese Pipa

The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶; pinyin: pípá, [pʰǐpʰǎ]) is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. Another Chinese four-string plucked lute is the liuqin, which looks like a smaller version of the pipa.
The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments and has been played for almost two thousand years in China.


This Pipa instrument is absolutely among the best in the Chinese market, and with its excellent sound qualily and craftsmanship, it is a must for the Pipa-playing artist. The backboard and top board is made of aged redwood (full block) and paulownia-wood ..costs US$3500

With my friend Nili.

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Reader Wil said...

This is an interesting instrument. I should like to hear it being played.
Ann, I tagged your photo of the possum killing young birds. I hope you don't mind. I wanted to show it to somebody.

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