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  • Alastair Dick


Hybrid plucked lute of north Indian classical music, combining features of the Sitār and Rabāb . The resonator is that of a sitar, with a wooden soundtable and shoulder and the rest of the resonator of gourd, and with the trestle-shaped deep curved bridge of that instrument. In the upper part, the neck, with at most two tied frets, and a bent-back, animal-headed open pegbox, flares down at the back and sides, like the upper chest of a double-chested ...

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