Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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CELTIC HARP

   
Definition: Small instrument of 24 to 34 strings around 1m tall, with curved neck and pillar. The sound box was once carved from solid, but now is usually a box.
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VIOLA, CELLO & BASS BOWS

Stringed Instruments > Bows> Viola, Cello & Bass Bows
Bows for stringed instruments are generally made from hardwood sticks with a wooden 'frog' at one end where the player holds it. A small hank of horse hair is stretched from the frog to the tip. A sticky substance called rosin is used to make the hair grip the strings of the instrument and force the vibrations from it. The Bow...read more