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Fiddle ('gadulka'), with 12-strings, carved in one piece of wood with separate paler wood for the sounding board. The bridge asymmetrical, the metal strings attached to a horn tailpiece (some attachment rivets missing). The strings stretched beween two tuning pegs at the top, inserted from the front, and the tailpiece at the bottom. The tailpiece is secured to the projecting endpin by a steel wire. The endpin also serves to hold the bottom of the instrument to a strap or belt.

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