Donskoy ryley

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Donskoy ryley
String instrument
Classification String instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification
(Composite chordophone)
Related instruments
Hurdy-gurdy

The Donskoy ryley (Russian: Донской рылей) is a stringed musical instrument from Russia. It is a type of hurdy-gurdy, where the strings are constantly bowed by a wheel which is turned using a crank, and the pitch of the strings changed by keys attached to sliding tangents.