double bass

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

Local name: basy (basses)
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: Morawski Franciszek
Date: 1963
Village / Town: Kliny
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 36575/1-2
Description: instrument modeled on the cello; back plate flat, top slightly convex, f-holes without crosswise cuts; three strings; unusual bridge
Decoration: dyed body
Measurements: 980 x 360 x 80 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, G – d – a (g – d – a)
Performance practice: a component of the folk bands
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

double bass (PME/1/KZ); rec. Museum of Sound

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