hummel (Medieval pear-shaped drone zither)

~ String instrument

Description

Whole or half-pear shaped wooden body, it is partly fretted and has two string-courses; melody and drone. The name comes from Germanic words meaning bumblebee or buzzing.

Relationships

from:Denmark
Flanders, Belgium
Northern Germany
Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
derivations:akkordolia (German keyed box zither)
type of:zither
picture:https://staticbrainz.org/irombook/hummel/hummel.png [info]
Wikidata:Q2094724 [info]
other databases:https://saisaibatake.ame-zaiku.com/musical_instrument/gakki_jiten_swedish_hummel.html [info]