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date: 16 November 2019

Kokālocked

  • Jonathan Katz

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Spike fiddle of Maharashtra, west India. It is about 41 cm long. The resonator is a coconut shell with a parchment soundtable pasted over a flat opening. The neck is a thin wooden stick which passes through the resonator. Two steel strings are fastened to an iron hook below the resonator and pass over a notched wooden bridge, along the neck, and through holes in a raised nut to be affixed to tuning-pegs. The curved wooden bow, like that of the ...

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