Box Zither

Box Zither

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Description (Brief)
This instrument is called a box zither or psaltery, perhaps made of walnut. Its shape is trapezoidal, and it has ten strings with their original pegs. Four round soundholes are carved into its surface. It has no frets.
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United States
overall: 4.5 cm x 24 cm x 66.5 cm; 1 3/4 in x 9 7/16 in x 26 3/16 in
overall: 2 7/16 in x 9 1/2 in x 26 1/4 in; 6.19125 cm x 24.13 cm x 66.675 cm
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National Museum of American History
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