A brief list of stringed instruments that have been previously sold by festival or wandering merchants in Elanthia, who sold them at what event, when they were sold, and the merchant's price. This list is organized by instrument type, for specifics as to looks, history, and other choices that may be available, please refer to the individual instrument pages.

To make things a little easier, I've broken them down into Elanthian sub-families. Note, these are necessarily how they would be grouped in RealLife, but rather according to game mechanics issues, such as tools needed to play them.

The Lyre sub-family [soundbox and strings, no fretboard]

Lyres
Universally considered to be the easiest stringed instrument to play. Bardlings have been advised to make this their first instrument for decades.
Sold by: True Bard D'Or's Fine Instruments, central Crossing, Zoluren; Malik the True Bard's Instruments and Picks, southwestern Shard, Ilithi; The House of Bardic Blues, central RiverHaven, Therengia; and Elepaio's Luthierre, second tier Ratha, Qi'Reshalia
Kitharas
The lyre's big brother. RL historically the lyre of the professional musician.
RL was played with a plectrum, unsure as the the needs of the Elanthian version.
Sold by: Teshi's Instruments, Aesry Surlaenis, Qi'Reshalia
Psalteries
Sold by: Elepaio's Luthierre, second tier Ratha, Qi'Reshalia

The Lute sub-family [fretted neck, plucked with pick]

Lutes
In many minds, the quintessential bardic instrument.
Sold by: True Bard D'Or's Fine Instruments, central Crossing, Zoluren and The House of Bardic Blues, central RiverHaven, Therengia
Mandolins
Sold by: True Bard D'Or's Fine Instruments, central Crossing, Zoluren; Malik the True Bard's Instruments and Picks, southwestern Shard, Ilithi; and The House of Bardic Blues, central RiverHaven, Therengia
Citterns
Sold by: Elepaio's Luthierre, second tier Ratha, Qi'Reshalia
Gitterns
Sold by: Malik the True Bard's Instruments and Picks, southwestern Shard, Ilithi

The Violin sub-family [fretted neck, played with bow]

Violins
Sold by: Malik the True Bard's Instruments and Picks, southwestern Shard, Ilithi and The House of Bardic Blues, central RiverHaven, Therengia
Fiddles
Sold by: True Bard D'Or's Fine Instruments, central Crossing, Zoluren and The House of Bardic Blues, central RiverHaven, Therengia
Rebecs
Sold by: Teshi's Instruments, Aesry Surlaenis, Qi'Reshalia

Not yet classified, I promise I'll get around to it sooner or later.
Sra'ajhhs
Sold by: Elepaio's Luthierre, second tier Ratha, Qi'Reshalia
Cistres
Sold by: Teshi's Instruments, Aesry Surlaenis, Qi'Reshalia
Faenelicas
Sold by: Teshi's Instruments, Aesry Surlaenis, Qi'Reshalia
Pi Tamburas
Sold by: Ishamik's Instruments, Muspar'i, Therengia
Sarangi
Sold by: S'hhtrkith's Instruments, Muspar'i, Therengia
Pi Sitars
Sold by: Melodies of the Earth, Muspar'i, Therengia

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