- Margaret J. Kartomi
- , revised by Andrew C. McGraw
Boat-shaped plucked lute of the Kupang area of Timor, Indonesia. It is made from a single piece of wood, with a head about 6 cm long carved like the head of a bird, a neck about 10 cm long, and a body about 45 cm long. A foot-peg extends about 5 cm below the body. The neck can have four or five frets carved into the fingerboard. The two metal strings are tuned a 5th apart by pegs at the top of the neck. Traditionally the ...