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Thread #126097 Message #2798737
Posted By: Richard Mellish
29-Dec-09 - 03:55 PM
Thread Name: What is it? (eBay instrument - Goodwill)
Subject: RE: What is it? (eBay instrument - Goodwill)
I don't know what GUEST,999 was looking at when (s)he said
"The strings to the right bifurcate about three-quarter-way along the body, and split fifty fifty into two sets of about 6 strings each." It looks to me that one string starts at the first note marking, the second string at the second marking, etc, so that by bowing at one of the markings you get that string -- exactly as in a bowed psaltery, and presumably producing a similar sound, rich in harmonics (which I personally greatly dislike).