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

Excerpt from the film Zapisane w terenie... [Written Down In the Field], produced as part of the project "Międzypokoleniowa sztafeta folkowa. Badania terenowe" [Intergenerational Folk Relay. Field Studies], Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów, 2016
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: ca. 19th century
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 7987
Description: modeled on professional violins; back plate made of two components glued together; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Decoration: originally varnished; double purfling on the front plate and back plate; “STRADIVARI” inscription burned on the back plate; pegs and tailpiece painted black
Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 165 mm, lower bout 203 mm, total length 590 mm
Materials: wood (striped sycamore, spruce, oak), metal
Inscriptions: maker’s label: Stradiuarius Cremonensis / faciebat anno 1727 / Made in Czechoslovakia / [AS and a cross in a double circle]
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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