photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Maker: Potok Franciszek
Date: 1953
Village / Town: Ochotnica
Region: Carpathian area (Podhale)
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 30004
Description: a primitive instrument made of unplaned wood; back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox made from one piece of wood; back plate flat; top plate thick, nailed to the ribs; uneven f-holes without crosswise cuts; one of the bridge’s feet longer, going through an opening in the top plate and resting on the back plate, functioning as a soundpost [missing]
Measurements: 480 x 135 x 32 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: probably in 5th
Performance practice: small size and shoddy execution suggest the instrument could have been made for children
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

violin; rec. Museum of Sound

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