photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Maker: Klejnas Stanisław
Date: 1980s
Village / Town: Raducz
Region: Mazovia
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/1561
Description: back plate, ribs, pegbox, scroll and endpin carved from one piece of wood; fingerboard and both plates flat; four strings; small body, f-holes without crosswise cuts, enlarged corners, lack of purfling
Decoration: anthropomorphic pegbox
Measurements: 510 x 78-154 x 33 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, g – d' – a' – e''
Performance practice: basic component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Stanisław Klejnas (1905-1988) talks about how he became a musician and about playing at weddings; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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