Best stringed instruments according to redditors

We found 12 Reddit comments discussing the best stringed instruments. We ranked the 11 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Stringed Instruments:

u/I-Too-Am-A-Neat-Guy · 13 pointsr/Guitar

Honestly, before purchasing a real sitar, do some research on the instrument. It's an entirely different beast than a guitar. I've known more than a few guys who bought sitars only to sell them at a loss after becoming frustrated.

Something like this is much more useful to a western "rock" musician.

u/Adddicus · 2 pointsr/mandolin

Like I said, D'Addario Octave Mandolin Strings.

Or.. Bouzouki Strings

An Octave Mandolin typically has a scale length of 23-24", a bouzouki has a scale length of 25-26". The Octave mandolin strings should fit your bouzouki quite well. These are the same strings I use on my Irish Tenor Banjo (though I only use four of the eight at a time).

u/foggyepigraph · 2 pointsr/mandolin

As /u/steelsparrow mentioned, Johnson MA-500 bouzouki. If you are looking to sell, you could try the Mandolin Cafe classifieds. They have a CBOM section (Citterns, Bouzoukis, Octaves, Mandolas).

u/KnavishSprite · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing


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u/trt13shell · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

That wasn't it but you did set me down the right bath. About 30 wiki links later I finally found it. Ended up being the Persian Santoor

u/superfly360 · 1 pointr/Flipping

Picked up one of these at Goodwill recently for $7. However, I'm not sure what model it is, as there are apparently multiple ones that look similar, but mine doesn't seem to have a model number anywhere. I'll more than likely be sticking to ebay, as the condition isn't fantastic and I've never sold on Amazon before. It also comes with a suitcase-like case. Anyone have an idea of how to identify the model?

I don't think I'll have too much trouble actually finding a buyer, as it seems to sell well on eBay. My problem is I'm having trouble finding a box to ship it in. The dimensions of it are approx. 24"x13"x4". I have a box that it fits in, but its height is like twice the necessary size and will most likely increase the shipping cost by a lot for that reason alone. The case seems sturdy, and I have some brown packing paper lying around. If I just wrap the instrument in bubble wrap, put it in the case, and maybe put a layer of bubble wrap around the case, and wrap the case with the packing paper, would that be okay? Or is it too risky?

u/bleahdeebleah · 1 pointr/Guitar

I have a mandolin - just the ticket when you show up to a jam and there's already five guitarists.

In the same vein, a cheap lap steel is awesome fun.

u/sonofabullet · 1 pointr/balalaika

I haven't tried them personally, but I'd take a look at either a "Doff" or a "Balalaiker" brand balalaikas. They're made in Russia, made new and are within your price range.

For example

See here for a Doff

And here for Balalaiker