National Geographic : 1921 May
ALL THE INSTRUMENTS TO EQUIP A KOREAN ORCHESTRA ARE FOR SALE IN THIS SEOUL MUSIC STORE The stringed instrument which three of the shop-keepers are playing is the komungo. It is a sortoflong, narrow bass-viol without aneck. The player plucks the strings with his right hand and fingers them with his left near the bridge. This instrument has been popular with Koreans for seventeen hundred years. There is no such thing as "time" in Korean music.