The Guqin is the modern name for a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favored by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote \"a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason,\" as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. It is sometimes referred to by the Chinese as \"the father of Chinese music\" or \"the instrument of the sages\".
This App contains the pictures of almost all the styles of Guqin. It is a very convenient tool to help you tell the different styles of Guqin.
All the pictures are taken of valuable Guqins, some of them were made more than one thousand years ago.