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452 nai

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pipes: 21, wood; L. 6.7-25.6cm
range: g-b'''

The lower ends of the pipes are inserted into a frame. Melted beeswax poured into each pipe regulates the pitch. The pipes are tuned to a diatonic scale, and changing the angle of playing produces accidentals. Played by professional musicians known as lautar.

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