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This book offers a comprehensive look at the world´s musical instruments from the oldest inventions of ancient and primitive societies to the most modern high-tech means of musical expression. Over 1000 high-quality full-color illustrations give a fascinating panoramic overview of musical instruments from around the globe, revealing their incredible visual beauty in painstaking detail. Arranged according to geographical region and following the scientific classification of instruments, the encyclopedia includes information on: history and evolution construction and playing techniques cultural significance and symbolism famous makers and players. This book is a reliable guide for anyone interested in exploring the bizarre and beautiful world of musical instruments.