The gu-zheng is an ancient Chinese stringed musical instrument. The earliest written records appeared in the book Sher-Ji, written by the famous historian, Lee Si, in 237 B.C.
The gu-zheng has a long, slender, rectangular body with slightly convex longitudinal curve and sharper lateral curve. The strings are of graduated thickness, made of steel and copper wrapped with nylon, and rest on ivory tipped wooden bridges.
Performance of music on the gu-zheng is maintained today through the dedication of a few who choose not to allow this art to become extinct.
–Angela Jui Lee