spike fiddle

Two-stringed spike tube fiddle. A bowed stringed instrument of simple construction. The neck a tapered stick with "side to side" peg holes in a squared end. The body a small cylinder with snake-skin membrane table secured with black fabric, the bottom open. Neck and body only. A red paper label with Chinese writing inside body. Two strings. Incomplete, lacks pegs strings, bridge. Sound condition.

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