This is a list of instruments by Hornbostel-Sachs number, covering those instruments that are classified under 32 under that system. This category includes all string instruments in which the resonator cannot be removed without resulting in the destruction of the instrument, labelled as composite chordophones.
- 3: Instruments in which sound is produced by one or more vibrating strings (chordophones, string instruments).
- 323: Instrument has strings that lay at right angles to the sound table, so that a line joining the lower tips of the strings would be perpendicular to the neck, and the instrument has a notched bridge.
These instruments may be classified with a suffix, based on how the strings are caused to vibrate.
- Đàn đáy
- Đàn nguyệt
- Đàn tỳ bà
- Hurdy gurdy