Padaung guitar

The Padaung have adopted a home-made version of the Western guitar as their main instrument to accompany singing and for use in ensembles for dancing. This has four strings with wooden tuning pegs and a large body. It is used for strumming chords. They sometimes make it in the shape of a flat-back mandolin, also with four strings. Traditionally, they played a three string instrument rather like the k’nat.

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