This art gallery looks at the evolution of varies stringed instruments up until the renaissance (around 1600AD). It's important to remember these instruments are works of art in and of themselves, hand crafted with both purpose of functionality and to aesthetically pleasing Perhaps even to convey deeper meaning on the individual who created it or the culture they came from. The gallery includes instruments from different eras and regions of the world but are all stringed instruments or musical instruments that harness the power of vibrating strings through air to produce the sound of varying pitches. This gallery is in chronological order of when the instruments were created. Being a student in Recording Arts, I found it more than appropriate to fine a subject I relate to, I play a few stringed instruments including guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele and recently violin although, I'm pretty useless at violin thus far. The theme of historic stringed instruments is a personal interest of mine.