basy (double bass)

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: after World War II (1947?)
Village / Town: (possibly) Mielec area
Region: Subcarpathia
Country: Poland
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 8122a
Description: resonance box shaped as an eight, with slightly marked corners; back plate glued using three components; front plate glued using two components (currently ungluing); grooved purfling imitation; ribs uncurved but carved out, made of three components connected with nails; neck, pegbox and scroll carved from one piece; three pegs; three strings; a sackcloth belt stretched between the endpin and the neck
Decoration: mahogany-stained body; fingerboard painted black; tailpiece decorated with a floral engraving (?) and an engraved date (?), "1947"
Measurements: 1600 x 95 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, G – d – a (?)
Performance practice: component of traditional folk bands
Catalog card by: Jolanta Pękacz / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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