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Isan phin.

The phin (Thai: พิณ, pronounced [pʰīn]) is a type of lute with a pear-shaped body, originating in the Isan region of Thailand and played mostly by ethnic Laotians in Thailand and Laos. It has frets on the neck over which two or three metal strings run that are plucked by a pick held in the right hand while playing.[1]

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  1. ^ "Thai Folk Musical Instruments - Phin". Office of the National Culture Commission Ministry of Culture (Thailand). Retrieved 25 April 2009.

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