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Sultana [cither-viol]locked

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A type of viola d’amore or bowed English guitar (guittar) introduced by Thomas Perry of Dublin possibly about 1767, the date (but possibly a misreading of 1787) on a labeled example in GB.L.v. The sultana normally has five pairs of strings of which two pairs are of steel, two of brass and one of covered wire; the tuning was probably ...

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