E Prim

Name: E Prim.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: E B F# C#
Country: Croatia & Hungary.
Region: Croatia, Balkans > South Eastern Europe.

Description: The prim (prím) one double string, E and three single strings B, F#, C#. This is the smallest tamburica (about 50 cm long), but is very loud. It is mostly used as a lead instrument or harmonizing instrument. The bisernica (from Serbian and Croatian “biser” meaning “pearl”) is almost identical but may have two double strings and two single strings.