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.
Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
|derivations:||akkordolia (German keyed box zither)|
Appalachian dulcimer (Folk drone zither from N. America)
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