Guzheng

Guzheng

The guzheng (Chinese: 古箏; pinyin: gǔzhēng; with gu 古 meaning 'ancient'), also called zheng (箏) is a Chinese plucked zither. It has between 18 and 23 strings and movable bridges.

The guzheng is the ancestor of several Asian zither instruments, such as the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The guzheng should not to be confused with the guqin (another ancient Chinese zither but with fewer strings and no bridges).