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date: 14 November 2019

Krajappi [krachappi]locked

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[krachappi]

Lute of Thailand. It has an ovoid resonating box shaped somewhat like a tortoise shell (whence the instrument derives its name), about 44 cm long, 40 cm wide and 7 cm deep; a narrow, fretted neck up to 138 cm long curving backwards at the top; and four strings (traditionally gut, nowadays commonly silk or nylon) in two courses affixed to lateral pegs. It is played with a plectrum of bone, horn, or tortoise shell held between thumb and forefinger. The ...

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