vielle, fidel

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: Butryn Zbigniew
Date: 2008
Village / Town: Janów Lubelski
Region: Lubelskie Province
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME/9/KZ/1-2
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and endpin carved from one piece of wood; six strings, back plate flat, top plate slightly convex; one of bridge’s feet longer, going through an opening in the top plate and resting on the back plate, functioning as a soundpost; six pegs going through pegbox from underneath; two C resonance holes and a triangular one
Materials: wood, metal
Performance practice: played in the vertical position (hung over the shoulder on a string or leaned on the knee); players applied side string shortening (the so-called fingernail technique)
Catalog card by: Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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