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Which string instrument has the most strings?

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it is a harp

Wrong - the answer is the piano.

The piano is not formally a member of the string family ... the manner in which sound is produced on the piano uses percussive effects - hammers striking keys, therefore, the piano is really a member of the percussion family.

ok, but since hammers inside the piano hammer on strings, I think it is a part of the string family. Also because "stringinstrument" doesn't mean how the strings are played.
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