chitarras battente

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Scope note
Guitars of southern Italy, known from the 17th and 18th centuries, having a deep body, slightly arched back, rounded edges, slight waist, and central soundhole filled with an ornamental rose. The metal strings, usually arranged in five double or triple courses, pass over the bridge to pins at the base of the body, and are played with a plectrum.
chitarras battente
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024