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A Musima Guitar Zither 45 strings with 21 melody, 24 chords

The zither is a musical string instrument, mainly used in folk music. The strings are stretched across the length of the soundbox, and the instrument does not have a neck. They can be divided between fretted concert zithers and fretless guitar zithers. A musician that plays them is caled zitherist or zither player.

The name zither may be derived from the kithara, an instrument from classical times used in Ancient Greece and later throughout the Roman Empire.

In entertainment, the zither is perhaps most famous for its role in providing the soundtrack of the classic film noir The Third Man. It is also used by multi-instrumentalist Laraaji on the third release of Brian Eno's Ambient series, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance.

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