Shamisen is a popular Japanese three-stringed lute and Tsugaru Jamisen is the most popular types of Japanese instruments. Although it's a string instrument, sometimes it's played like percussion by hitting the skin with a plectrum.
|Futo-zao (Thick Neck)||Tsugaru / Gidayu|
|Chu-zao (Middle Neck)||Jiuta / Tokiwazu / Kiyomoto / Shinnai|
|Hoso-zao (Thin Neck)||Nagauta / Kouta / Hauta|