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: Rafalski Jan
Date: 1920
Village / Town: Jagodne
Region: Lesser Poland (Świętokrzyskie)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/12
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; three strings; f-holes without crosswise cuts; a hole in the top plate for the longer foot of the bridge (which leans on the back plate); instrument in parts, before assembling
Measurements: 1145 x 333 x 60 mm
Materials: wood
Inscriptions: a slip of paper on the back plate says: Jan Rafalski / Jagodne 1920 r.
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, G – d – a (g – d – a)
Performance practice: a component of the folk bands
Catalog card by: Maria Żurowska-Gangi / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Oberek; Jan Dyba (b. 1889), violin, Wacław Dyba (b. 1919), viola, Tadeusz Dyba (b. 1921), double bass; rec. Kozłów 1951; Memories of past; ISPAN

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