(3 single strings
and fourteen
2-string choirs)

Unknown master.
Hungary, 19th century

Wood, metal

1922, transferred from the stock
of the Association of Musical Enterprises
Stock number: 16516/875

Initially, the instrument was 87-stringed (three 4-string and fifteen 5-string choirs). Single sound posts are mounted under the supports between the sound board and the back at full width of the body. The instrument is unusually heavy due to excessive thickness of its parts (for example, the back is 22 mm thick)