Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Unusual folk instrument from Cassandra Elk


Here's an unusual-looking acoustic instrument from Germany's Cassandra Elk brand. Seeing as it has eight strings arranged in four courses, my guess is that it's a mandola or bazouki-type instrument.

It's an interesting design and one that immediately made me think of Bertram's "neckless guitar" concept. I wish there there was a photo of the rear of this instrument so we could see how the neck is formed; is it a distinct piece or is it integral to the body?

The eBay listing is in German so we may have to ask Bertam for a translation, I think.

G L Wilson

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  1. I beleive this instrument is called a Geyerleier.

  2. Emma is correct http://folkfriends.com/shop/showproddtl.php?item=314



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