Kyiv-style bandura

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A typical Kyiv-style bandura, mass-produced in the Chernihiv factory.

The Kyiv-style or Academic bandura is the most common instrument in use today in Ukraine.[citation needed] They have 55-65 metal strings (12 to 17 basses and 50 treble strings known as prystrunky) tuned chromatically through 5 octaves, with or without retuning mechanisms. Concert banduras are primarily manufactured by the Chernihiv Musical Instrument Factory or the Trembita Musical Instrument Factory in Lviv. Rarer instruments exist from the Melnytso-Podilsk and Kyiv workshops.


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