The Stringed Musical Instruments ClipArt gallery offers 123 illustrations of the banjo, bass, balalaika, banjo, cittern, crwth guitar, harp, lute, mandolin, violin, and other stringed instruments.

Ancient harp.

Ancient harp

Ancient harp.

Ascaron

Ascaron

Ascaron

In Norse mythology, Aslog, daughter of Siegfried and Brunhild, becomes an orphan and is adopted by an old harp player, Heimir. Concerned about her safety, Heimir hides Aslog in his harp.

Aslog and Heimir

In Norse mythology, Aslog, daughter of Siegfried and Brunhild, becomes an orphan and is adopted by an…

A Russian musical instrument with a triangular body and three strings that produces sounds similar to those of a mandolin.

Balalaika

A Russian musical instrument with a triangular body and three strings that produces sounds similar to…

The giant musicians of Brobdingnag get together and perform.

Band musicians

The giant musicians of Brobdingnag get together and perform.

A stringed musical instrument resembling both the guitar and tambourine.

Banjo

A stringed musical instrument resembling both the guitar and tambourine.

This banjo has a rim with straining wires stretched across the head, held together by three adjustable screw pins. The end of the instrument has tuning pegs which are located at the end of the neck shaped after an oblique shape. The banjo shown is an instrument of the guitar family that has a long neck and circular body.

Rendered View of a Banjo

This banjo has a rim with straining wires stretched across the head, held together by three adjustable…

The viol is a family or musical instruments and is related to and descending from the vihuela and rebec.

Bass Viol

The viol is a family or musical instruments and is related to and descending from the vihuela and rebec.

The largest bowed stringed instrument in the modern orchestra,. The double bass, usually considered a member of the violin family, is tuned in fourths and has the sloping shoulders and flat back characteristic of the viols. It has a deep range, going as low as three octaves below middle C

Double Bass

The largest bowed stringed instrument in the modern orchestra,. The double bass, usually considered…

A stringed instrument used for playing the bass; the violencello.

Bass-violin

A stringed instrument used for playing the bass; the violencello.

A Tartini bow

Bow

A Tartini bow

A Tartini bow

Bow

A Tartini bow

A Tourte bow

Bow

A Tourte bow

The violin is part of the bowed string family. This violin is a small basic type with four strings.

Violin and Bow

The violin is part of the bowed string family. This violin is a small basic type with four strings.

Or the Zimbalon, whose strings vibrates under the percussion of two supple hammers which the player manages skillfully with both hands

Hungarian Cembalo

Or the Zimbalon, whose strings vibrates under the percussion of two supple hammers which the player…

"Another [Chinese] stringed instrument is the Se, (also written Che), which had originally 50 strings. as now used, it has only 25 strings. Four kinds are in use, differing in size and in number of strings. It is customary that they should give the sound of two notes simultaneously, generally octaves. Some of these, used by the most skillful performers, have only 13 or 14 strings. The strings are plucked by two small ivory picks." --Baltzell, 1905

Che

"Another [Chinese] stringed instrument is the Se, (also written Che), which had originally 50 strings.…

"Chelys, from a vase in the British Museum, where also are fragments of such an instrument, the back of which is of shell." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Chelys

"Chelys, from a vase in the British Museum, where also are fragments of such an instrument, the back…

A seven-stringed lyre with a deep, wooden sounding box. Primarily used by the ancient Greeks, this instrument was more complex then the lyra, used by musical professionals.

Cithara

A seven-stringed lyre with a deep, wooden sounding box. Primarily used by the ancient Greeks, this instrument…

An illustration of a Roman cithara.

Roman Cithara

An illustration of a Roman cithara.

A musical instrument having metal strings. Small in size.

Cithern

A musical instrument having metal strings. Small in size.

String instrument, strung with wire instead of gut.

Cittern

String instrument, strung with wire instead of gut.

An illustration of a four course cittern.

Four Course Cittern

An illustration of a four course cittern.

The guitar is a musical instrument of the chordophone family. The standard guitar has six strings, others are also available. Guitars are recognized as one of the primary instruments in jazz, rock, and pop music.

Nylon String Classical Guitar

The guitar is a musical instrument of the chordophone family. The standard guitar has six strings, others…

The crwth (in English crowd) is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music, although once played widely in Europe

Crwth

The crwth (in English crowd) is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with…

The crwth (in English crowd) is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music, although once played widely in Europe

Crwth

The crwth (in English crowd) is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with…

An illustration of a crwth on a 14th century seal. The crwth (in English crowd) is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music, although once played widely in Europe

Crwth on a Seal

An illustration of a crwth on a 14th century seal. The crwth (in English crowd) is an archaic stringed…

This is a curious and interesting instrument, chiefly because it is the only one in which a systematic use is made of sympathetic vibrations.

Viola D'Amore

This is a curious and interesting instrument, chiefly because it is the only one in which a systematic…

"Very old form of Egyptian Harp, resembling our modern violin." — Cooke, 1910

Egyptian Harp

"Very old form of Egyptian Harp, resembling our modern violin." — Cooke, 1910

"Egyptian Lyre now at Berlin." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Egyptian Lyre

"Egyptian Lyre now at Berlin." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Scene from the story, "Faithful John."

Faithful John

Scene from the story, "Faithful John."

A father playing a banjo for his daughter before she goes to sleep.

Father Playing Banjo

A father playing a banjo for his daughter before she goes to sleep.

A stringed instrument of music; a violin.

Fiddle

A stringed instrument of music; a violin.

Fiddler sitting at table

Fiddler

Fiddler sitting at table

Nursery rhymes combined: One of Old King Cole's fiddlers talking to Little Jack Horner.

Fiddler and Jack Horner

Nursery rhymes combined: One of Old King Cole's fiddlers talking to Little Jack Horner.

Fiddler playing to a fairy, from a nursery rhyme.

Fiddler Playing

Fiddler playing to a fairy, from a nursery rhyme.

Scene from the story, "Old King Cole."

Fiddlers Three

Scene from the story, "Old King Cole."

"Greek Lyres" — Morey, 1903

Greek Lyres

"Greek Lyres" — Morey, 1903

A musical instrument having a large flat-backed sound box, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings, played by strumming or plucking.

Guitar

A musical instrument having a large flat-backed sound box, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings,…

A stringed instrument resembling the violin, but larger, and having six strings, played upon with the fingers.

Guitar

A stringed instrument resembling the violin, but larger, and having six strings, played upon with the…

An acoustic guitar with six strings which are standardly tuned: low E, A, D, G, B, and high E.

Guitar

An acoustic guitar with six strings which are standardly tuned: low E, A, D, G, B, and high E.

This guitar has a spanish style design with a floral design in the center and around the edges. It has six strings.

Guitar

This guitar has a spanish style design with a floral design in the center and around the edges. It has…

A man playing a typical alto guitar fiddle in the 15th century.

Alto Guitar Fiddle

A man playing a typical alto guitar fiddle in the 15th century.

Representation of a European guitar in AD 1180.

European Guitar

Representation of a European guitar in AD 1180.

"French guitar of 17th century. GUITAR. A musical instrument of the lute class, having usually six strings stretched over a violin-shaped body, and a long neck and finger-board combined." -Whitney, 1911

French Guitar

"French guitar of 17th century. GUITAR. A musical instrument of the lute class, having usually six strings…

French guitar, from the seventeenth century.

Guitar, French Seventeenth Century

French guitar, from the seventeenth century.

A modern guitar.

Guitar, Modern

A modern guitar.

A musical instrument having a flat-backed rounded body that narrows in the middle, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings, played by strumming or plucking.

Musical Guitar

A musical instrument having a flat-backed rounded body that narrows in the middle, a long fretted neck,…

The guitarpa is a combination of a harp, guitar, and violin.

Guitarpa

The guitarpa is a combination of a harp, guitar, and violin.

An instrument having an upright triangular frame consisting of a pillar, a curved neck, and a hollow back containing the sounding board, with usually 46 or 47 strings of graded lengths that are played by plucking with the fingers.

Harp

An instrument having an upright triangular frame consisting of a pillar, a curved neck, and a hollow…

A stringed musical instrument usually played with the fingers.

Harp

A stringed musical instrument usually played with the fingers.

A musical stringed instrument, much esteemed by the ancients. In Egypt the figure of the harp is found delineated from the earliest ages in many different forms, some of them very simple, and others with great taste and ornament; some played on while standing, others while kneeling. The Celtic bards held the harp in the greatest honor.

Harp

A musical stringed instrument, much esteemed by the ancients. In Egypt the figure of the harp is found…

"This primitive-looking instrument was played horizontally, being born upon the performer's shoulder. between it and the grand vertical harps in the frescos of the time of Rameses III, More than 3000 years old, paintings discovered by the Laveller Bruce, there are varieties that permit us to bind the whole, from the simplest bow-form to the almost triangular harp, in to one family." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

Harp

"This primitive-looking instrument was played horizontally, being born upon the performer's shoulder.…

"This primitive-looking instrument was played horizontally, being born upon the performer's shoulder. between it and the grand vertical harps in the frescos of the time of Rameses III, More than 3000 years old, paintings discovered by the Laveller Bruce, there are varieties that permit us to bind the whole, from the simplest bow-form to the almost triangular harp, in to one family." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

Harp

"This primitive-looking instrument was played horizontally, being born upon the performer's shoulder.…

"Irish (Dalway) Harp." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

Harp

"Irish (Dalway) Harp." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

"Welsh Triple Harp." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

Harp

"Welsh Triple Harp." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

"Modern Erard Harp." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

Harp

"Modern Erard Harp." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of a harp and ribbon doodad.

Harp and Ribbon Doodad

An illustration of a harp and ribbon doodad.

An Anglo-Saxon harp.

Harp, Anglo-Saxon

An Anglo-Saxon harp.

Egyptian harps.

Harp, Egyptian

Egyptian harps.

"That the Egyptians paid great attention to the study of music and had arrived at a very accurate knowledge of the art, is evident from the instruments which they used." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian harp

"That the Egyptians paid great attention to the study of music and had arrived at a very accurate knowledge…