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: Kania Michał
Date: 1971
Village / Town: Bliżów
Region: Lubelskie Province
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/86
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved form one piece of wood; both plates flat, the top one thick, the f-holes upside down; fingerboard and tailpiece flat; wide pegbox, disproportionately small pegs, four strings
Measurements: 415 x 145 x 45 mm
Materials: wood, wire, string, plastic
Sound compass, tuning: probably in 5th
Performance practice: small size and primitive execution suggest this was a toy for children
Catalog card by: Maria Żurowska-Gangi / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

violin; rec. Museum of Sound

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