Type: Chordophones > Zithers > Long > Fretless.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 314.122.4
Country: South Korea.
Region: Far East Asia.
Description: The cheolhyeongeum [in hangul: 철현금; hanja: 鐵絃琴] is a zither with with 8 steel strings that are plucked with a bamboo stick and played with a slide made out of either glass or metal. In the same manner as a slide guitar. This instrument is a 20th century development.