Unique Instruments from Around the Globe

Bowed Psaltery - West Virginia

This instrument was crafted in the rolling Appalachian Mountains by Greg & Tish Westman. This string instrument is the younger cousin of the centuries-old plucked psaltery. It's smooth and sweet melodies are a must-have for any collector.

Padron Cigar Box Guitar - Location Unknown

The Cigar Box Guitar is a unique collector's item that is perfect for music or cigar fans. This guitar features three strings and can be tuned to fit your needs.

Darbuka Drum - Ancient Egypt

Also called "Goblet Drums", They have been around for thousands of years, used in Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian cultures. Goblet drums were seen in Babylonia and Sumer, from as early as 1100 BCE. Large goblet drums are used as temple instruments and placed on the floor when played, reflecting the ancient use of drums.

Djembe Drum - West Africa

The Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.