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  8. chordophones
  9. zitherlike chordophones
  10. [zitherlike chordophones: plucked]
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Scope note
Zitherlike plucked chordophones of ancient and modern India, composed of a hollow bamboo or wood tube to which one or more half-gourd resonators are attached, usually one at each end. Different regional types have varying numbers of frets and melody and drone strings. Medieval models had a single string supported by a rectangular bridge with a convex upper surface, which caused a buzzing effect when the string vibrated. The term is also used generically in India and other countries of southern Asia for chordophones of all kinds.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024