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

Local name: suka
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: Gilas Marcin
Date: 1972-73
Village / Town: Kocudza
Region: Lubelskie Province
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/163
Description: wide, flat fingerboard; four widely spread strings; reconstruction made from memory based on an instrument stored in the maker's home until the 1950s
Measurements: 620 x 215 x 40 mm
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: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

suka (PME/3/KZ/1); rec. Museum of Sound

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