TimpleThe timple is the most emblematic musical instrument of the Canary Islands, a small guitar that is very common in Canarian traditional music bands. It is played in a similar way to the guitar, by strumming its five strings. There have been, and still are, virtuoso soloists of this musical instrument in the archipelago.

The timple canario is a small stringed instrument (barely 60 centimetres). Although the vast majority of them have five strings, four-string timples can be found in some areas of Tenerife. Its presence is very common in Canarian folk groups.

The parts of the timple are the case (where the lower bridge, soundboard and soundhole are located), the neck (where the fingerboard and frets are located) and the pegbox (where the soundboard and pegs are located).