What Is a Musical Instrument That Starts With the Letter R?

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Some familiar instruments that begin with the letter “R” include the recorder, resonator guitar and Russian guitar. Other instruments beginning with “R” include the rabab, rabel, ranat ek, rebab, rebolo, requinto, riq and ronador.

The recorder is a simple variant of the flute often used to introduce children to playing music. A resonator guitar has special metal cones supporting the bridge that give it a unique sound. The Russian (also called gypsy) guitar is acoustic, has seven strings and is somewhat similar to the Spanish guitar. There are many other instruments that begin with the letter “R” that are used in Spain and in Middle Eastern and Latin American countries.