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321.331 Half-spike or tanged bowl lutes

Kuntigi, tanged lute, with two strings. Small lute, made of a pilchard tin, covered with goatskin. The wooden neck goes through the body, ending in the soundhole, where a bridge at the end serves also as stringholder. Strings are fastened to the top of the neck with leather thongs. (photograph of Adamu playing it, plus recording, available).

Kuntigi, tanged lute. Small lute made of a pilchard tin with a goatskin soundtable. The wooden neck passes through the skin, terminating in the soundhole. The two strings are tied to two tines at the base of the neck. A bridge rests on the soundtable above the tines. The strings are fastened to the top of the neck with leather thongs.

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