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Gusli is the oldest East Slavic multi-string plucked instrument, belonging to the zither family, due to its strings being parallel to its resonance board. Its roots lie in Veliky Novgorod in Novgorodian Rus. It may have a connection to the Byzantine form of the Greek kythare, which in turn derived from the ancient lyre, or might have been imported from Western and Central Europe during the Middle Ages, when the zither had immense popularity. It has its relatives in Europe and throughout the world: kantele in Finland, kannel in Estonia, kanklės in Lithuania, kokles in Latvia, Zitter in Germany, citera in Czechia, psalterium in France and so on. The gusli is made from well-dried wood, usually in the shape of a trapezoid or rectangle with wings, the strings are placed close to each other so that the performer can play with gentle fingering.

In the Skazka store you can listen to the sound, buy or order a harp and get any advice on the topic of harp.

Gusli is the oldest East Slavic multi-string plucked instrument, belonging to the zither family, due to its strings being parallel to its resonance board. Its roots lie in Veliky Novgorod in Novgorodian Rus. It may have a connection to the Byzantine form of the Greek kythare, which in turn derived from the ancient lyre, or might have been imported from Western and Central Europe during the Middle Ages, when the zither had immense popularity. It has its relatives in Europe and throughout the world: kantele in Finland, kannel in Estonia, kanklės in Lithuania, kokles in Latvia, Zitter in Germany, citera in Czechia, psalterium in France and so on. The gusli is made from well-dried wood, usually in the shape of a trapezoid or rectangle with wings, the strings are placed close to each other so that the performer can play with gentle fingering.

In the Skazka store you can listen to the sound, buy or order a harp and get any advice on the topic of harp.






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