The hardanger fiddle, unlike the viola damore has only four playing strings. It does, however, have a small army of three-to-four sympathetic resonators. Sound that is produced of this instrument is described as haunting or echo-like. The hardanger fiddle is an instrument shaped like a violin
The Woodrow instrument series is a cross between a banjo and an Appalachian dulcimer (or lap dulcimer). Played upright like the banjo, but having the dulcimer construction, gives these instruments the perfect style for Appalachian, bluegrass, celtic, and even blues music. Some styles have a real banjo like twang, while others have a more rounded and mellow sound.