Most of the common stringed instruments of the westworld are stopped-stringed, meaning that one hand controls the pitch (with or without frets) and the other hand excites them.
The open-stringed group consists or what are called harps, zithers, dulcimers, etc. They are far more common in non-euroamerican parts of the world. They offer opportunities to play with one hand and without the clenched fist required to play instruments with necks. In addition they aren’t predisposed to right handed people. They can be strummed, plucked, or struck and so tend to offer a variety of approaches and usages.
Some of these can seen played and yacked about on youtube
Some of the open-stringed instruments of anarchestra.
Harp Chilmark 02
Pharo Santa Fe 03
Gurney Santa Fe 05
Trizome Santa Fe 06
This was builtd in collaboration with Gaspard Cabanes.
King Lyre Santa Fe 06
Hendecq Tucson 10
Dron Tucson 11
Fumious Tucson 11
These strings are bandsaw blades
Cuth Tucson 12
Wound piano strings with a satellite dish resonator.
Ena Tucson 12
This has banks of three strings tuned to approximately the same pitch which gives each a ‘detuned’ sound (similar to that heard in gamelan music or from chorus pedals).
Farp Tucson 14
Four harps that can be tuned to whatever function requires and played by up to four players at once. When a single player is playing a single harp the remaining three act as sympathetic strings.
Gurnagin Tucson 14
Regur Tucson 14
Stigo Tucson 15
Dyadolce Tucson 15
Paired strings (that play dyads) with adjustable bridges.
The building of it can be seen on youtube.