I am an amateur ethnomusicologist who collects plucked stringed instruments from all over the world. This site includes stories of what I have experienced when attempting to contact and communicate with luthiers and other ethnomusicologists to purchase and learn the traditional methods of playing the different instruments.
My goal is to educate other instrument collectors, preserve the culture of indigenous people all over the world for generations to come, and provide a gift of knowledge and experience for my daughter.
The images you see are actual instruments in my collection. I will be adding more content to the site as I accumulate more instruments. So, please be sure to come back and check often!
Please use the menus to browse instruments by region or name, or search below.