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kamancheh

Kamancheh

Kamancheh is a four-string upright fiddle also referred to as a spike-fiddle. The soundbox is made of mulberry wood and is either a single piece or multiple pieces glued together. The fingerboard is made from wallnut wood and is generally covered by a strip of ebony wood or bone. The soundbox is covered by a skin memberane. The tension in the bow is not fixed and its controlled by the player's fingers during the performance. The player also rotates the instrument in order to move from high to low strings.