It's a globu-tubular horn, with a
goatskin resonator. The tubular section of the horn is the neck
and fingerboard of the fiddle, and the goatskin membrane on the
globular section is the soundboard of the fiddle. It can have one
or two gut strings. The blow hole for the horn is on the back of
the globular section.
While it can be played as a globular horn
or as a fiddle, it's most interesting when the two systems interact.
For example, when blowing into the globular horn, the strings of
the fiddle vibrate sympathetically.
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