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

Excerpt from the film Siła tradycji [The Power of Tradition], produced as part of the project "Muzyczny folklor Podkarpacia - badania terenowe" [The Musical Folklore of Subcarpathia - Field Studies], Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów, 2014
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
Producer: factory Brüder Placht, Schönbach in Bohemia
Date: 19th / 20th century
Country: Bohemia (Austria-Hungary)
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 8085a
Description: modeled on classical violins; single-piece front and back plate; sound post made of a metal bar
Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 167 mm, lower bout 205 mm, total length 588 mm
Materials: wood (striped sycamore, spruce), metal, plastic (D string)
Inscriptions: maker’s label: BRÜDER PLACHT / vorm.Gebr. Placht / Musik – Instrumenten – & Seiten – Fabrik / in Schönbach bei Eger in Böhmen / Gegründet 1830.
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, g – d1 – a1 – e2
Performance practice: basic component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Jolanta Pękacz / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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