chitarra battente (Italian strumming 17th century guitar)

~ String instrument

Description

Developed chiefly as a folk instrument for accompanying singing and dancing, its front has a intricately carved soundhole and slants towards the bottom where the 5 double (sometimes triple courses) of thin steel strings are fastened with pins. The back can be rounded or flat.

Relationships

from: Italy
type of: baroque guitar
Wikidata: Q2297117 [info]