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Definition: Two small drums, one larger (and lower pitched, usually by about a fifth) than the other which are held between the knees and played with both hands. Traced back to Cuba in the late 1800s, and probably originating from Africa.
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Price: $475.00

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Atlas Balalaika, Prima Model Solid spruce top with Maple back rubs. Inlaid scratch plate

Atlas Balalaika, Prima Model

Solid spruce top with Maple back rubs. Inlaid scratch plate

Item ID: GR36041   Model No: AS-M50   
    Product Features
  • Maple neck with Acacia fingerboard and ebony top nut
  • Traditional russian instrument with 3 strings
  • Tuned EEA, 2 nylon strings (Classic A guitar string) and 1 x .011 plain steel string
    Product Specifications
  • Scale length: 438mm
  • Made in: Romania
  • Model Number: AS-M50
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Lutes & Bowl-Back Frets Information

The Oud or Ud is the premier instrument of the Arab world, still played widely and is the ancestor of the Lute. The Cuatro and Tres are popular across Latin America. The Balalaika is a family of instruments, the soprano one here is the lead instrument. Bandurrias and Lauds are traditional in Spain, and roughly correspond to the Italian mandolin and mandola.
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