Name: Huobosi.

Type: Lute > Cordophone.

Region: Inner Mongolia > China > Far East Asia.

Tuning: G D A E.


Description: The huobosi is a flat backed lute developed in Inner Mongolia; this instrument is a recent development. The design of the instrument is directly influenced from an earlierfour stringed lute called a sugudu. Utilizing a chromatic fret board and four tuning pegs it is tuned to the same as the mandolin G D A E. The Houbosi has four individual strings. Prima, alto and tenor models have been developed.