come from Istanbul ready to use, he said.
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.