"GEOMUNGO", "KOMUNGO"BLACK ZITHER, KOREAN ZITHER with case, stick, and finger thimble (Brand:HW). The geomungo (also spelled komungo or kmun'go) or hyeongeum (literally "black zither", also spelled hyongum or hyn'gm) is a traditional Korean stringed musical instrument of zither family instrument with both bridges and frets. Scholars believe that the name refers to Goguryeo and translates to "Goguryeo zither" or that it refers to the colour and translates to "black crane zither".
The geomungo is generally played while seated on the floor. The strings are plucked with a short bamboo stick called suldae, which is held between the index and middle fingers of the right hand, while the left hand presses on the strings to produces various pitches. The most typical tuning of the open strings for the traditional Korean music is D#/Eb, G#/Ab, C, A#/Bb, A#/Bb, and A#/Bb an octave lower than the central tone. The instrument is played in traditional Korean court music and the folk styles of sanjo and sinawi.
Due to its characteristically percussive sound and vigorous playing technique it is thought of as a more "masculine" instrument than the 12-string gayageum (another Korean zither); both instruments, however, are played by both male and female performers. 9 1/2"(24) / length 65"(165) - Authentic - Made in Korea. Made of High quality royal foxglove tree, Walnut tree, Chestnut tree, silk string. We guarantee that this product is a fine masterpiece of superb craftsmanship. The item "ZITHER, BLACK ZITHER, KOREAN ZITHER GEOMUNGO, KOMUNGO for advanced" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Folk & World\Autoharps & Zithers". The seller is "artpoly_asia" and is located in Seoul. This item can be shipped worldwide.