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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Wikidata:Q1919657 [info]
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