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date: 18 November 2019


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Bowed board zither of northern Belgium. A wooden board, about 115 cm long, 20 cm wide, and 1.5 cm thick, is sawn in the shape of a stylized cello. Its neck serves only as a handle, not for fingering the strings, for this is never done. It has four or five strings of gut, cord, or brass, with an inflated pig’s bladder placed under them as a resonator near the lower nut. The ...

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