Chromatic hammered dulcimer with a note distribution scheme designed by a sadist.
A Pontic Lyre
A bottle-shaped fiddle, introduced by the Greeks of Asia Minor, who copied the Turkish kemence (little fiddle).
A Byzantine psaltery
A lap or tabletop psaltery, otherwise known as canon. (Think of Pachelbel rather than artillery.) Traditionally played with finger picks. The bridge sits on a membrane of stretched rawhide. It has 25 nylon strings and sounds like a harp.
Here are some instruments I have built over the years to combat boredom, satisfy my curiosity, and hone my luthiery chops.
AKA Nordic psaltery. Fifteen metal strings. One of the easiest instruments to play. Nice, bell-like tone.
The hurdy gurdy is mostly associated with French folk music but its bagpipe-like sound is well suited for any music written for bagpipes, fiddle or gaida. Its French name is vielle a roue. (Vee-'el ah 'roo.)
A five-string Kantele
Most popular design. Apparently, there's a lot of music for it.