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CHALUMEAU

   
Definition: Single-tube, cylindrical, single reed instrument. A seventeenth century ancestor of the clarinet, it has a recorder type body with a single reed mouthpiece. Similar folk instruments are found in many Arabic and European cultures; see Albogue, Alboka, Diplica, Hornpipe, pibgorn, and Sipsi.
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RESONATOR & SLIDE GUITARS

Guitars > Resonator & Slide Guitars
Resonator guitars all have a metal resonator cone or cones supporting the bridge which give the distinctive sound. The original tricone has three cones; the biscuit cone type, concave from the front has the saddle held in a wooden "biscuit"; the spider cone type has a cone convex from the front and a spider bridge straddling the...read more