pegbox


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pegbox

(ˈpɛɡˌbɒks)
n
(Instruments) the part of some stringed instruments that holds the tuning pegs
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The pegbox come from Istanbul ready to use, he said.
The pegbox is bent back at a 45-90 degree angle from the neck of the instrument.
18, Schlcgel provides possible explanations for the sharp angle of the Renaissance lute's pegbox in relation to its neck.
Eventually, he got a Hardanger fiddle - similar to a violin but with four "regular" strings and four harmonic understrings, the top of the pegbox often embellished with a carved dragon or lion's head - and incorporated its haunting qualities into his own dance band.
The front of the famous lira by Giovanni d'Andrea from 1511 is carved to replicate a male torso, with a grotesque male face on the front of the pegbox.
The 12-course is consistently portrayed with one bent-back pegbox and one pegbox in the same plane as the fingerboard.