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  • Mireille Helffer,
  • Gert-Matthias Wegner
  •  and Simonne Bailey


Long-necked lute of Nepal. It is carved from one piece of khirro wood, the neck widening gradually into the curved, bulging body. The neck is hollowed to extend the resonator and is covered by a fingerboard. The body has a stretched skin belly on which the bridge rests. The four strings extend from the tail to lateral tuning pegs in the pegbox and are plucked with a plectrum, commonly nowadays a plastic guitar plectrum. The ...

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