banhu

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banhu

bowed Chinese fiddle, a type of huqin (Chinese: "foreign stringed instrument"). The instrument traditionally has two strings stretched over a small bamboo bridge that rests on a wooden soundboard. (The sound box of most other Chinese stringed instruments is covered by a snakeskin membrane.) Its two lateral pegs are situated on the same side of the peg box

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