Zithers with 4+ bridges.

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Dylan Barry
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Zithers with 4+ bridges.

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Is anyone aware of any zither instruments that exist that have four or more bridges? I can only seem to find info about three bridged lutes, and the koto/ghuzeng. Is there something I am missing here? More bridges results in more polyphony with less strings, so it seems like such a thing wouldn't be hard to find info (and instruments) on.
Clay Schaeffer
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Re: Zithers with 4+ bridges.

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Some hammered dulcimers (which are zithers) and cimbaloms have additional bridges to extend their range. As different notes share strings and tuners things become more problematic.
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