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Theremin Cello

Also known as the Fingerboard Theremin, instead of strings, it has a flexible plastic film fingerboard which, when touched, produces a tone. As long as the finger remains depressed, a tone is sustained. The volume is controlled by a lever on the player's right and the tone color is controlled by knobs, and the sound is amplified by an external amplifier.

Invented in the 1920's by Lev Termen.

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All images courtesy of the National Music Museum
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.


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