314.122-4 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither) sounded by hammers or beaters

One dulcimer, chang. The body of wood, the sides inlaid with patterns of triangles and lozenges in light wood, with white plastic stringing, and a motif of a lyre inlaid on the back. Triple strung throughout with chessman bridges connected by brass rods. Twelve bass courses of strings tuned from bridges on the right hand side: the six lowest courses of overwound wire, the six highest courses of plain wire. Thirteen treble courses of strings tuned from bridges on the left hand side, the six topmost stings also run over bridges on the right centre. Seven lowest courses of bass strings and seven lowest courses of treble strings with an overdamper on the right hand side. Six topmost courses of treble strings and five topmost courses of bass strings with a (pedal operated) underdamper, consisting of a length of plastic foam adhered to a piece of wood. Hole in the wooden baseboard for pedal wire.

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