złóbcoki (fiddle)

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

Jan Karpiel Bułecka, Podhale bagpipe, Hanna Chowaniec Rybka, złóbcoki; rec. All the World's Mazurkas, Warsaw 2014; IMIT
Local name: złóbcoki (carved fiddle)
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: Unknown
Date: first half of the 20th c. (?)
Village / Town: Ząb
Region: Carpathian area (Podhale)
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 1801
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; polygonal body, back arched and profiled, four strings; pegs of different shapes
Measurements: 584 x 115 x 47 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, g – d' – a' – e''
Performance practice: not a very loud instrument, used in the Podhale region before the violin became popular there; nowadays used in the folk revival
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Sabała Melody; Jan Stoch (b. 1931, Ząb), złóbcoki; rec. Ząb 1976; Sources of Polish Folk Music

Florian Walkosz (Zakopane, Olcza), złóbcoki; rec. Jacek Jackowski, Ciechanowiec 2012; IMIT

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