Type: Lute > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Pa Yin: 絲 Silk.
Tuning: G / D / A / E /
Region: Asia Far East.
Description: The Huobosi [in simplified Chinese: 火不思; pinyin: Huǒbùsī] is a stringed musical instrument from China. The name is a transliteration into Chinese from Central Asia name for the instrument. It has four individual strings tuned to G / D / A / E. Three of the strings are made of silk and the highest is steel. The models were developed, soprano alto and tenor.
Citations: Huobosi Article [in Mandarin Chinese translated to English by Google Translate].