hummel (Medieval pear-shaped drone zither)

~ String instrument


Whole or half-pear shaped wooden body, it is partly fretted and has two string-courses; melody and drone. The name comes from Germanic words meaning bumblebee or buzzing.


Flanders, Belgium
Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Northern Germany
used in:medieval
type of:zither
derivations:akkordolia (German keyed box zither)
Appalachian dulcimer (Folk drone zither from N. America)
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Wikidata:Q2094724 [info]
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