chitarrones

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Scope note
Large lutelike instruments, popular in Europe from about 1590 to 1655, with six double courses of stopped strings over the fingerboard and eight unstopped bass strings, about twice the length of the stopped strings, to accomodate which the neck is greatly extended beyond the pegbox of the stopped strings. Its primary use was to accompany the solo singing voice.
chitarrones
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024