"Qianying" - Single String Musical Instrument

  •         This single string instrument "Qianying(千影)" is made of walnut, poplar, goat skin, and copper. The name "Qianying" in Chinese means "a thousand shadows". It is a musical instrument create in memory of many instruments that are forgotten and are no longer used. It shows "shadows" or the "essence" of instruments range from tromba marina (Mediterranean), shamisen (Japan), to mandolin (Italy) and much more. The long and thick sting allows it to produce low-pitched C4 tones.