The Balalajka is a typical Russian instrument, even if its predecessor was a similiar instrument from Mongolia, the dombra with a almost round body. In the 1400-1500's it came to Russia. It was liked by the russians, but not their priests most likely because it was not of Russian origin. The instrument got a triangle body maybe in order to look different. The balalaika family used to have two strings, a third was added in the 1700's. This balalaika, a prime, has the strings arranged e1-e1-a1. Other string arrangements are: b0-a1-e1 (piccolo), a0-a0-d1 (second), e0-e0-a0 (alto), E0-A0-d0 (bass), E1-A1-D0 (contrabass)


The repair

Other informations
Builder: Gewa
Year: 1950
Length: 70cm (27 1/2").
Width: 38cm. (15")
Condition: Ready for use

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