1928 Antique Toy "Hawaiian Zither" The toy Hawaiian Zither is lithoed tin and dates the the 1920's. Marked with a serial number, and pattened Apr. 21, 1928. There is no makers name found on it. It is 20" long and 5" across the one end and 2" across the other. Its missing strings (only has two steel one on it now) [click for details]
Classical oboe, copy by Sand Dalton of an original by Johann Friedrich Floth, c. 1805. To own one of these.... well, one can only wish.
Japanese instrument, Koto 琴
The helicon is a brass musical instrument in the tuba family. Most are B♭ basses, but they also commonly exist in E♭, F, and tenor sizes, as well as other types to a lesser extent.
The sho, the Japanese mouth organ descended from the Chinese sheng, is used in gagaku (court music).
"Clarion in E-flat" attributed to George Catlin: An early alto clarinet in bassoon form.
sanshin, a traditional Okinawan instrument that predates the Japanese shamisen
Renaissance Consort Recorders, made of Flame Maple by J. Hermans
Pungi, Bin, or Snake Charmer - A precursor to clarinets and bagpipes, the bin is a folk clarinet with a large gourd as a wind-chamber mouthpiece, often with one melody and one drone pipe. Predominantly found in India and Pakistan, the pungi is used to charm cobra snakes. Cobras when threatened will raise part of their bodies off the ground and puff out their heads as a warning.