Chinese bowed string instrument
|Subclass of||bowed string instrument,|
spike box lutes
|Discoverer or inventor|
Gaohu (高胡; pinyin: gāohú, pronounced [kɑ́ʊ̯xǔ] Cantonese: gou1 wu4; also called yuehu 粤胡) is a Chinese bowed string instrument developed from the erhu in the 1920s by the musician and composer Lü Wencheng (1898–1981) and used in Cantonese music and Cantonese opera.
It belongs to the huqin family of instruments, together with the zhonghu, erhu, banhu, jinghu, and sihu; its name means "high-pitched huqin". It is the leading instrument of Cantonese music and opera ensembles.