Hornbostel-Sachs : 321.32.
Necked lutes are string instruments in which the strings run in a plane parallel to the sound table (lutes) the string bearer being a plain handle (handle lutes) in which the handle is attached to, or carved from, the resonator, like a neck.
This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total.
- ► Cittern (20 C, 50 F)
- ► Komuz (1 C, 10 F)
- ► Lira family instruments (2 C, 1 F)
- ► Mandolin family instruments (25 C, 22 F)
- ► Ruan family instruments (1 C, 4 F)
- ► Yueqin (2 C, 12 F)