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289 gusle

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wooden body, goat hide over front face; L. 85.9 cm
1 nylon string; 1 bow
range: ca an interval of a 5th; tuning: b♭

Also called gusla. Held vertically on or between the knees and bowed. The position of the index and middle fingers of the left hand is hardly changed. Used by guslar, the narrative performer of epics.

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