Traditional Music Instrument Collection

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

The Troy University Traditional 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:

mandolin

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

Folk Harp

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

Irish Whistles

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

Guzheng

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

23 String Guzheng

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

Pipa

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

guqin

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

bouzouki

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

bodhran

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

tonggu

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

erhu

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

concertina

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

banjo

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

banjo

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

mandolin

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

auto harp

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

fok guitar

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

djembe

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

doumbek

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

harmonium

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

pibgorn

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

Riqq

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

Frame Drums

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

Tabla

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