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Instrument and Sound Sculptures That’s right; the name of this mammoth beast is the Bowafridgeaphone (bow a fridge a phone). Experimental instrument maker Iner Souster has used refrigerator grates in quite a few of his instruments... Fridge grates, oh fridge grates I love you. Violin bows, on the other hand, are quite afraid of his instruments. Other items include a broken old speaker, a bundt cake pan, metal salad bowl, and the few other pieces of metal he...
Baryton Germany, 19th century The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fiddle (husla) - 18th century. Germany. MFA
Lyre-Guitar French, 18th century Jean Charles Marseilles, 1785
The Burkholtzer Lute - The original instrument was made by Hans Burkholtzer in Füssen in 1596 and is now in the Vienna Kunsthisorisches Museum, item number SAM 44. It was probably made as a seven or eight course instrument and there is a label inside which indicates that conversion to eleven courses was executed in 1705 by Thomas Edlinger of Prague. At some date after 1719 the bass rider was added by an unknown craftsman to make a thirteen course instrument.
Triple Zither (Trillingszither), Tyrol, Late 18th Century
antique Sarangi (stringed instrument) from India.
Qeychak / Qichak It is one of the ancient Iranian classical instruments. The oldest sample instrument still remaining is comprised of a dual box and the surface of the lower one is covered by a hide. The produced tune is first transferred from the lower box to the upper one, from where it is broadcast through two wide openings.
The Baryton is a bowed string instrument which shares some characteristics with instruments of the viol family, distinguished by an extra set of plucked strings. It was in regular use in Europe up until the end of the 18th century. - Baryton by Ferdinand Wilhelm Jaura, 1934 after Simon Schodler, 1782
Azerbaijan instrument Tar. Tar Azerbaijan consider the tar the "sultan of…