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 earlier four 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.