A Personal foot note: When a friend of mine and his wife went to Vietnam for a vacation at the time he offered to bring back an instrument. I wanted to originally have a Dan-day (being a lute with a very long neck and body has no back. This is unique for both lutes along with other Vietnamese lutes). Purchased and brought back but they are very large lutes to ship back and the one located in the store was its self not such great quality so I was informed by my friend. I welcome this addition in my collection since I had not had a instrument in quite a while :)
Name: Dan-tru in Vietnamese > Chin Chin in Mandarin Chinese.
Type: Plucked Lute > Cordophones.
Region: Vietnam > South East Asia.
Dimensions: Length 85 cm.
Specimen: Is made in Vietnam.
Acquisition Date: 2007.10.09 Tuesday.
Acquisition Source: Close friends who attended a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.