317 rebab

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wooden body, with parchment of water buffalo over the front face; 1 soundhole in the
middle of the back; L. 113 cm
2 brass strings
1 bow
range: ca. 2 ? octaves from c; tuning: c-g

Held vertically on the left knee and bowed with the right hand while adjusting the tension of the bow with the fingers. For tuning, low tones are in the right when facing the instrument. The bridge is toward the bottom, and the strings hold a mute made of bone. Also, there is a piece of rubber wrapped in cloth placed in the two spaces between the strings. Plastic is affixed to the back of the resonator, and the sides and back is covered in velvet. Used in gamelan salendro, kacapi ensemble, as well as wayang goleck.

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