The “Igil” is a traditional instrument from Tuvan, a Russian country with Mongolian heritage, basically is a Cello with two groups of strings, (about 60 strings in the short side and 90 strings the long one) With the online guidance of some people who build their own instruments, Im make a Igil using the body of a old banjo and Violin pieces…Taking advantage that will not look like a traditional Igil, I decorate it in a Steampunk style.
chordophone / bowed string instruments
DAN CO The đàn nhị (also called đàn cò) is a Vietnamese bowed string instrument with two strings. Its sound box is generally covered on one end with snakeskin. It is related to the huqin family of instruments of China. The word nhị means "two" in Vietnamese. The Dan Nhi is popular among several ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is also refered to as Dan Co in southern provinces of Viet Nam