melophone (Bellowed free reed in a lute-like casing)
~ Wind instrument
Not to be confused with mellophone, a brass valved instrument.
Wooden body shaped like a lute, it has a bellow operated by a handle at the bottom and buttons operating the reeds in the "neck"
|invented by:||Pierre Charles Leclerc (in 1837)|
|type of:||bellowed reed|
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