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World Music Instrument Collection

The World Music department has a growing collection of instruments from numerous world traditions. Many of the instruments in our collection are regularly played in the course “World Music Workshop,” and are utilized by students in our world music ensembles. The collection is here for any Troy student to explore.

The Troy University World Music Instrument Collection is curated and maintained by Dr. Bret Woods. Contact bdwoods@troy.edu for more information. Photography by Zephaniah Jones.

Currently, our collection consists of the following instruments:

Trinity College Octave Mandolin. Solid Maple. Distributed by PlayMusic123 and Instrument Alley. Added Spring 2013.

Trinity College Octave Mandolin


Celtic Folk Harp. 21-String with Knotwork. Sold by Lark in the Morning. Added Spring 2013.

Celtic Folk Harp


Generation Irish Whistles. Tweaked by Jerry Freeman (Two in Collection). Sold by Jerry Freeman and distributed by Generation. Added Spring 2013.

Irish Whistles


Concert Gu-zheng. Rosewood and silk (Three in Collection). Made in Shanghai, China; distributed by Clarion Music, CA. Added Spring 2013.

Concert Gu-zheng


23-String Gu-zheng. Rosewood and silk (One in Collection). Made in Shanghai, China; distributed by Clarion Music, CA. Added Spring 2013.

23-String Gu-zheng


Dunhuang Bubinga Pipa. Made in Shanghai, China. Added Spring 2013.

Dunhuang Bubinga Pipa


Full-Length Guqin. Paulownia Wood. Made in Shanghai, China. Added Spring 2013.

Full-Length Guqin


Trinity College Bouzouki. Solid Maple. Distributed by PlayMusic123 and Instrument Alley. Added Spring 2013.

Trinity College Bouzouki


Trinity College Bodhrán. Dark green wood and goatskin head. Made in Ontario, Canada. Added Spring 2013.

Trinity College Bodhrán


Tonggu Drums. (Four in Collection) Made in Shanghai, China; distributed by Clarion Music, CA. Added Spring 2013.

Tonggu Drums


Dunhuang Rosewood Erhu. Two String. Made in Shanghai, China; distributed by Clarion Music, CA. Added Spring 2013.

Dunhuang Rosewood Erhu


Rochelle Concertina. Tweaked by Bob Tedrow. Thirty-button Anglo model. Made in France, distributed by Homewood Music, Birmingham, AL. Added Spring 2014.

Rochelle Concertina


Deering Folk Banjo. Five String with Resonator. Made by Deering, distributed by Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center. Added Fall 2014.

Deering Folk Banjo


Deering Tenor Banjo. Four String with Resonator. Made by Deering, distributed by Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center. Added Fall 2014.

Deering Tenor Banjo


Eastman F Mandolin. With braided strap. Two in collection. Distributed by Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center. Added Fall 2014.

Eastman F Mandolin


Oscar Schmidt Autoharp. Steel Strings, with shoulder strap. Manufactured by Oscar Schmidt, Mendocino, California. Added Fall 2015.

Oscar Schmidt Autoharp


Dreadnought Steel String Acoustic Folk Guitar. Made by Yamaha, Indonesia. Added Fall 2015.

Dreadnought Steel String Acoustic Folk Guitar


Toca Mahogany Djembe. (4 in collection) SN: 3120134308-A/B/C/D. Made in Indonesia. Added Spring 2017.

Toca Mahogany Djembe


Meinl Doumbek Drum (Egyptian-style tabla). SN: HE-3000. Made in Turkey. Added Spring 2017.

Meinl Doumbek Drum


Kirtan Portable Harmonium. SN: KPH-01. Made by Musician’s Mall, Ali Akbar College of Music. Added Fall 2017.

Kirtan Portable Harmonium


Pibgorn. SN: P-201. Made by Gavin Morgan, Cardiff, Wales. Added Spring 2017.

Pibgorn


Egyptian Riqq. SN: RIQQ-2301. Made in Egypt. Added Spring 2017.

Egyptian Riqq


Remo Frame Drums. (6 in collection, varied sizes) SN: REMO-IC24 A/B/C/D/E/F. Made in Taiwan. Added Spring 2017.

Remo Frame Drums


Hindustani (North Indian) tabla. SN: 5555557. Made by Musician’s Mall, Ali Akbar College of Music. Added Spring 2017.

Hindustani (North Indian) tabla


Last Updated: 04/14/2017