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Arghanonlocked

  • Laurence Libin

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Box zither of 15th-century Armenia, supposedly with 100 plucked copper strings. The scholar Hakob Ghrimetsi (1360–1426) described its performance as well as performance on the sandir (santur) and ghanon (qanun); any of these zithers could have been plucked or hammered.

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