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
Maker: Bąk Władysław
Date: 1980
Village / Town: Wola Cicha
Region: Subcarpathia
Country: Poland
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 7605a
Description: modeled on professional violins; back plate made of two components glued together; inside the resonance box, on the back plate, a slip of paper with the maker's surname, address, and construction date
Decoration: sycamore purfling, pasted; fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, nut, and end button painted black
Measurements: 600 x 350 x 38 mm
Materials: wood (spruce, sycamore, acacia), metal
Inscriptions: handwritten maker’s label: Władysław Bąk / Wola Cicha 11/21[?] 1980 r.
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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