złóbcoki (fiddle)

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

Bartłomiej Koszarek, złóbcoki; rec. Bukowina Tatrzańska 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: 19th / 20th c.
Region: Carpathian area (Podhale)
Country: Poland
Owner: Musical Instrument Museum, department of the National Museum in Poznań
Inventory number: MNP I 356
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; polygonal body; four strings; flat fingerboard / from the collection of Władysław Orkan
Measurements: 553 x 96 x 28 mm
Materials: wood, metal, catgut
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, g – d' – a' – e''
Performance practice: an instrument with a limited sound power, used in the Podhale region before the violin became popular there; nowadays used in the folk revival
Catalog card by: Janusz Jaskulski / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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

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