225 siter

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body: wood, with 32 soundholes on each face; L.72.2cm
strings: 12 double courses, steel
range: Ca. 2 oct.form d; scale: front slendro,back pelog

The player sits holding the instrument so that the upper bridges face towards him, places all fingers except the thumb under the strings and plucks them with the nails of both thumbs. Used as a gamelan instrument as well as by itinerant musicians in narrative performance styles.

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