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270 rawap

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China (Sinkiang)=Uighur
body: wood, with snake skin over front face; L.93.0cm
strings: 7, steel
frets: 25, nylon
range: ca. 3oct.
tuning: b-e-a-d-g-c' -f'

Correctly called kashgar rewāb. For structure, see its ancestral form 269. Originally strings of sheep intestines were wrapped around the instrument in places to indicate frets, but currently nylon strings are used.

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