List of Philippine musical instruments
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Philippine Musical Instruments:
- Bamboo violin – a three-stringed violin of the Aeta people.
- Butting – a bow with a single hemp 5 string, plucked with a small stick.
- Faglong – a two-stringed, lute-like instrument of the B'laan. Made in 1997
- Guitar – introduced by the Spanish in the 17th century, now one of the most popular instruments in lowland (Christian) areas.
- Budlong - bamboo zither
- Pas-ing - a two-stringed bamboo with a hole in the middle from Apayao people.
- Bandurria – part of rondalya ensemble, it has a shorter neck and 14-strings compared to its Spanish ancestor.
- Buktot – a four-stringed instrument made from coconut shells originating in the Visayas.
- Kudyapi – a six-stringed boat lute from Mindanao.
- Laúd – similar to the bandurria, it is ultimately of Spanish origin. Also part of a rondalya ensemble.
- Octavina – part of a rondalya ensemble, it is of ultimately Spanish origin.
- Tuned gongs
- Babandil- small gong
- Aruding- Jew's harp (Palawan)